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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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  • March 21, 2017 03/21/17 World Water Day: Washing away blindness in Zambia!

    Tomorrow is World Water Day, and we’re overflowing with reasons to celebrate! Together, we’re saving sight and lives by providing clean water and eye health education to communities in Zambia! Last year, a valued donor and friend to Operation Eyesight initiated a “Washing Away Blindness” campaign …

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  • March 14, 2017 03/14/17 Eye surgery saves a toddler’s sight

    In 1963, Operation Eyesight’s work began in India, where we worked tirelessly to address the country’s backlog of cataract surgeries. Over the past five decades, our generous donors have funded millions of cataract surgeries, transforming the lives of children, women and men across the globe. But …

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  • March 7, 2017 03/07/17 A little girl journeys out of darkness

    Think back to when you were 12 years old. Hopefully, you were playing with friends, (mostly) enjoying your days in school and generally having a great time being a kid. Unfortunately, life wasn’t like that for Phangshu, a little girl living in the village of Sonapur …

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News, events and more

Sightlines Spring 2017 issue released

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Sightlines Winter 2017 issue released

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Sightlines Fall 2016 issue released

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Sightlines Spring 2016 issue released

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