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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 »

OMEGA and Cindy Crawford Spend Time with Orbis in Peru

September 18, 2014 - Cindy Crawford and OMEGA visited Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital Read More »

The US Ambassador to Peru Visits FEH Program in Trujillo

September 17, 2014 - The US Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, visited the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) during the second week of its program in Trujillo, Peru. Read More »

Pulling Together as a Team

CAROLINE HUANG/Sept. 15, 2014, Orbis Canada Director, Caroline Huang shares why shares why the Plane Pulls for Sight is such an amazing experience.  Read More »

The FEH Lands in Peru: A Sneak Peek in Pictures

September 10, 2014 - The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), in cooperation with longtime global sponsor FedEx, has returned to Trujillo, Peru for a two-week intensive ophthalmic skills exchange program aimed at strengthening subspecialty training of the ophthalmic community throughout the La Libertad region.  Read More »

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Lands in Trujillo, Peru

September 9, 2014 – Orbis, in cooperation with FedEx, is bringing the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) back to Trujillo, Peru for a two-week intensive ophthalmic skills exchange program aimed at strengthening subspecialty training of the ophthalmic community throughout the La Libertad region. Read More »

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