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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 2, 2016 05/29/15 A donor reminds us that sharing is caring

    In 2015, our generous donors contributed almost $4 million to our work, giving the gift of sight to hundreds of thousands of children, women and men living in India and Africa. Today, I’d like to tell you about one special donor, Gwen Crowe.   Gwen, 85, …

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  • July 26, 2016 05/29/15 Thanks to our donors, help is close by

    Charlotte lives in Buduburam, a refugee settlement in Ghana’s Central Region. She used to sell second-hand clothing, but given the difficulty of having to trek on foot from one sales location to the other, she decided to work as a cook in her neighbourhood instead. …

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  • July 19, 2016 05/29/15 Zambia: 2015 highlights

    Since publishing our 2015 Report to Donors in June, we’ve been sharing highlights from each of the countries where we work. Our programs in India and Africa had a banner year, thanks to support from our generous donors. This week we’re excited to tell you …

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