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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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Eye Glasses

Eye Glasses

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

Mahesh attended a school located in an area where Operation Eyesight was promoting eye screening for all students. A community health worker identified Mahesh’s eye problem, and brought him to the local vision centre, where he was diagnosed with uncorrected refractive error and prescribed eyeglasses. Considering his family’s economic status, he was given a pair of brand-new, custom-fitted glasses completely free of cost, thanks to Operation Eyesight’s generous donors. Read Mahesh’s story.

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  • August 23, 2016 08/23/16 Donor empathy drives generosity

    At age 94, Mario Marasco knows the value of eye surgery. After two cataract surgeries and laser eye surgery helped maintain his eyesight, Mario recently received his doctor’s permission to keep driving his car for another two years. “When you have problems with your eyes …

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  • August 16, 2016 08/16/16 Saving little eyes for a brighter future

    What if the only way you could access eye care was to travel by a dugout canoe through crocodile-infested waters? Trachoma is a bacterial eye infection and a leading cause of blindness in countries like Zambia. In the Sinazongwe district, about 300 km from the capital …

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  • August 9, 2016 08/09/16 Eyeglasses now within reach in Kenya

    In countries like Canada, your nearest eye doctor is usually just a few blocks away, and scheduling an eye exam is as easy as picking up the phone or clicking a few buttons online. If an eye exam revealed you needed a pair of prescription …

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