About

Our vision reflects our deep caring for the communities we serve.  We transform the lives of individuals, families and communities when we release someone from the grip of blindness. Our mission statement accurately states that most of our work is done with an Orbis network (partners, supporters and staff). Networks don’t function unless there’s a high degree of trust and commitment between the parties. We strive to meet or exceed the commitments made to our partner hospitals, fellow NGOs and corporate partners. We’re accountable.  We make it clear that we produce excellent, sustainable results when local teams can save sight in their communities.

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With the help of our amazing partners and supporters we’ve been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of blindness for over 30 years. Since 1982 we have conducted training programs in over 92 countries and trained hundreds of thousands of medical professionals. 

We have over 40 long-term projects around the world across countries including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Vietnam, Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, Zambia, Cameroon, Peru, Mongolia and Indonesia. Visit our Where We Work section for more information

With the support of our partners we have trained hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, biomedical engineers and eye care workers over the past 32 years. As a result we have positively impacted the lives of millions of men, women and children by conducting over 3,532,737 screenings and examinations in 2016 alone.

We work where the need for eye care is greatest and where we can do the most good. In the last 32 years, we have conducted training projects in over 92 countries, over 78 with the Flying Eye Hospital, where we work closely with governments and health ministries. 

We strive for excellence in everything we do - from our world leading volunteers to our state-of-the-art Flying Eye Hospital - and only the best training and practices will be passed on. 

Find out more about our history and the people who who dedicate their lives to fighting blindness.