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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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  • January 17, 2017 01/17/17 Staff honoured by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

    Congratulations to two of our senior staff, who received recognition from their peers at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)’s 10th General Assembly in October. As the liaison organization between governments and non-governmental agencies, IAPB works with blindness prevention organizations all over …

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  • January 10, 2017 01/10/17 Chess club a champion for Operation Eyesight

    The students at Eagle Butte High School in Dunmore, AB sure have big hearts! The school’s chess club has donated over $2,300 to Operation Eyesight. Every Friday, the club sells pizza at lunch to raise money. They also sell pop and snacks throughout the year, …

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  • January 3, 2017 01/03/17 Happy New Year, everyone!

    On behalf of all of us at Operation Eyesight, our best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017! I don’t know about you, but as the new year rolls in, I find myself reflecting on all of the wonderful things that happened in the last …

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