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Shockingly across the world there are around 27 million adults and children who are blind – needlessly. Through our Flying Eye Hospital, expert medical volunteers, hospital partners and local eye care programs, we have the tools and expertise to train and treat those who need our help the most.

About 253 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 36 million are blind and 217 million have low vision.

Preventable causes are as high as 75% of the total global visual impairment burden.

That's around 27 million people who are needlessly blind and a further 163 million needlessly suffering from low vision.

About 90% of the world's visually impaired people live in developing countries.

At Orbis, we believe everyone deserves the same opportunity to see the sun rise in the morning, regardless of where they are born.

With your help and the support of our amazing volunteers, we can give people their sight back today. At the same time we can build a lasting legacy of quality eye care that will ensure no one goes needlessly blind tomorrow.