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Former President Ambassador for eye health in Sub Saharan Africa

As World Sight Month draws to a close eye health leaders celebrated the appointment of the new ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) Ambassador for VISION 2020: Sub Saharan Africa.  Read More »

Orbis “Blackout Dinner” – Blackout for an eye opening experience

On 9 October 2014 “World Sight Day”, over 120 Orbis supporters sat down for dinner to experience simulated blindness, quickly followed by the difficulties of not seeing, and ultimately realizing the blessing of being able to actually see. Read More »

The MD-10: The Journey Continues

Take a look into the transformation process and discover how we’ve worked to meet major milestones: from completing the customized modules that will hold the hospital rooms inside the aircraft to making strides in the plane’s engineering and modification processes in California. Read More »

Orbis Volunteer chosen for British Medical Association project

Dr Gwyn Williams has been profiled by the British Medical Association for their ‘Real Doctors’ project aimed providing the public with a realistic account of life as a Doctor. Read More »

A Grandmother’s Vision

Angela lives in the small village of Kanyama, Zambia. Living 75 km from the nearest hospital, Angela suffered for over 10 months without seeking treatment as a result of her mature bilateral cataracts. Read More »

Volunteer takes to the radio to talk about Vision for Ethiopia

Orbis volunteer ophthalmologist and ambassador, took part in a radio day to spread the word about our Vision for Ethiopia appeal. Read More »

Orbis Study Makes Impact on Childhood Blindness Initiatives

October 14, 2014 - An academic paper published in October's Anthropology Southern Africa, with research spearheaded by Orbis Africa, reveals a series of obstacles that prevent children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from accessing vital medical intervention that could prevent childhood blindness. Read More »

Africa’s first eye health film to combat childhood blindness

Orbis Africa has launched a short documentary film on eye health which will be used as an innovative tool to initiate social change and pioneer awareness of eye disease at the community level. Read More »

Eliminate misconceptions re diabetes-related eye problems Urges Orbis on October 9 World Sight Day

To raise awareness of global blindness, over 100 international sight-saving bodies including Orbis have joined the World Health Organization (WHO) and designated the second Thursday of each October as “World Sight Day” (WSD). As a truly international sight-saving pioneer, Orbis is using WSD 2014 to focus on Diabetic Retinopathy (aka Diabetic eye or DR) and respectfully urging Hongkongers to understand its possible threat to their sight. Read More »

Local organizations host creative fundraising events

Besides Orbis's regular fundraising activities, we rely greatly on individuals and local organizations to initiate their own events for Orbis. See what's new today! Read More »

UK’s lax attitude to eye health revealed in new research conducted by sight-saving charity Orbis

New research released today reveals that 93% of Brits do not consider eye health to be a top concern when it comes to their overall wellbeing. And, despite voting sight as the most valuable sense, over 50% are failing to get their eyes tested regularly. Read More »

The 2014 Sights on Asia Telethon

Orbis Canada will broadcast its 7th annual Sights on Asia Telethon on October 19th, 2014 from 9:30pm - 10:30pm PST and EST on Fairchild TV. Read More »

Observer Singapore

It's been a busy year with the opening of the Orbis Singapore office. We share highlights from the first half of the year in our Observer newsletter. Read More »

Watch out for diabetes-related visual problems!

As many DR sufferers show no obvious early-to mid-stage symptoms, they simply do not realize they have DR until it is too late. Unfortunately, most diabetes suffers lack knowledge or rely on outdated stereotypes for information about the disease. As a result of these misunderstandings, many now face an increased risk of blindness.  Read More »

Africa’s first eye health documentary launched on World Sight Day

On 9 October 2014, World Sight Day, non-profit organisation Orbis Africa launched Africa’s first documentary film on eye health as its latest innovative tool to reduce preventable and treatable blindness and visual impairment on the continent. Read More »

#ISEE A World With No More Avoidable Blindness

Approximately 285 million people are living with low vision or blindness worldwide. Yet, 80% of visual impairment can be avoided or cured. We are united in our vision to end avoidable blindness, and this World Sight Day on Thursday, October 9 we invite you to join Orbis in expressing this commitment. Tell us your #ISEE story.  Read More »

Orbis 2014 Global Annual Report

August 11, 2014 - We are pleased to share the 2014 Global Annual Report showcasing our latest accomplishments and financials worldwide.  Read More »

Announcing the #SightForSight Campaign!

Orbis Canada is excited to announce the launch of a new social campaign, #SightForSight, in time for World Sight Day on October 9th.  Read More »

Join us for #WorldSightDay 2014

This World Sight Day 2014, Thursday, October 9, we are driving a conversation with our community about the value of vision.  Read More »

Research findings impact on childhood blindness in Africa

A research paper by acclaimed University of Cape Town anthropologist, Dr Susan Levine, is set to change the face of the prevention and treatment models for avoidable childhood blindness on the African continent. The research study is the first of its kind in Africa and its release well-timed as October is World Sight month. Read More »

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