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Prevention

Prevention

The most effective way to save sight. Through awareness, education, screening, vitamin supplementation and more, we prevent sight loss before it begins.

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Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses

A simple eye exam and a pair of new, prescription eyeglasses can restore sight. The sale of eyeglasses to customers able to pay helps provide eyeglasses to those who can’t afford them.

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Clean Water

Clean Water

Poor sanitation allows diseases like sight-stealing trachoma to spread rapidly. Through the provision of clean water, we’re saving sight in countries like Zambia and Kenya.

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Eye surgery

Eye Surgery

Cataracts can be treated with eye surgery, yet they remain the most common eye problem in the world. We provide access to quality, affordable surgeries so that more people can have their sight restored.

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Hospitals

Hospitals

By supporting our hospital partners, we help them become more productive and financially self-sustainable. Through our innovative Hospital-Based Community Eye Health projects, we’re eliminating avoidable blindness in many regions.

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Communities

Communities

Much of our work begins in the community, where we train local eye health workers to diagnose and treat simple eye problems. More complex cases are referred to one of our hospital partners.

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Success Stories

Six-year-old Dorcas and her ten-year-old brother Meshack live in a small village in Kenya. When their father passed away, their uncle, Anthony, took them under his wings, vowing to provide for them as best he could, despite his own poverty. However, that promise soon became difficult to keep. Both children were born with good vision, but as they each reached the age of five, their eyesight began to diminish. But thanks to Operation Eyesight’s donors, both children can now see! Read their story.

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  • November 29, 2016 05/29/15 Give sight on GivingTuesday!

    Today is GivingTuesday and people all over the world are kicking off the holiday season by giving back! You can change lives today by helping us reach our GivingTuesday campaign goal: to raise $15,000 for our cataract surgery programs in India and Africa. Every $50 donation …

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  • November 22, 2016 05/29/15 A farmer is “born again” thanks to cataract surgeries

    Isaac Owusu Baffoe, our Program Coordinator in Ghana, shared this heartwarming story with us. Thank you, Isaac! Last summer, I visited St. Theresa’s Hospital in Nandom, one of our three partner hospitals in the Upper West Region of Ghana. During my visit, I met a man …

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  • November 15, 2016 05/29/15 Siblings receive the gift of sight

    Six-year-old Dorcas and her ten-year-old brother Meshack live in a small village in Kenya. When their father passed away, their uncle, Anthony, took them under his wings, vowing to provide for them as best he could, despite his own poverty. However, that promise soon became difficult …

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