Here, discover more about the commitment that we and our local partners have made to meet people where they are — in their communities, in their schools, and even virtually — to ensure healthy vision for all.

Each article below is proof of the impact of the generosity of our supporters — especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in many of the countries where we work. With your support, children who couldn’t see the blackboard now have eyeglasses and can excel in school.

Thanks to the availability of eye treatments, parents have restored vision and can support their families. And Orbis-trained eye health workers provide top-quality care, even in the most remote places on earth.

Will you help us continue to ensure that people have access to eye care — regardless of where they live?

This Is Proof of the Power of Our Supporters' Generosity

Top Quality Eye Care Must Be Available Everywhere

Around the world, there are 338 million people living with blindness or with a moderate to severe visual impairment. 77% of cases can be prevented or treated. About 90% of the world’s visually impaired people live in low-income countries and 1.4 million children are blind and another 19 million are visually impaired.

If they had been able to access the eye care they need, like a simple cataract surgery or a pair of glasses – the kind of care so many of us take for granted – they would be able to see clearly today.

However there is still hope. With the help of our generous supporters, we prevent and treat blindness through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality eye care, advocacy and partnerships with local health care organizations.

In 92 countries since 1982, our work has left a lasting legacy as Orbis-trained, local professionals impart their knowledge. During the pandemic, even as hospitals reallocated resources to care for COVID-19 patients in 2020, our teams worldwide worked with dedicated local partners to find safe ways to sustain eye care services.

Look at the amazing vision restoring impact our wonderful supporters made despite 2020 being a challenging year.

Just like our wonderful supporters, if you share our vision of a world free from preventable and curable blindness then why not make a gift below. Your gift today will help provide free eyeglasses to more students like Sneha, who can now see the blackboard — and her bright future.

Together, we can create that world by making eye care available everywhere. A big thank you for your commitment.

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