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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

 

India had an exciting year! Thanks to our donors and partners we screened more than two million people who were at risk of losing their sight.

Declaring villages avoidable blindness-free is the pinnacle of our work. We’re ecstatic to say that we declared our 500th village free of avoidable blindness in 2017. Read more about our work in India in 2017.

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  • September 18, 2018 09/18/18 Our Eye Health Hero: Franklin Daniel

    Every year, the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) asks organizations to nominate an Eye Health Hero, someone who has made an impact in the efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world. This year, we were incredibly proud to nominate Franklin Daniel, our …

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  • September 11, 2018 09/11/18 A life is now in focus, thanks to you!

    Evans is 17 years old and lives with his grandmother in a small fishing community in Ghana. His grandmother works hard on her farm, earning just enough to take care of their little family. Sadly, Evans couldn’t help out at home or on the farm because …

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  • September 4, 2018 09/04/18 Aly’s emotional journey begins

    For most of us, leaving our comfort zone is something we like to avoid. But for Aly, our President and CEO, getting uncomfortable is something he looks forward to in the weeks to come. During September, Aly will be visiting our project countries to meet with …

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News, events and more

Sightlines Spring 2018 issue released

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We have a reliable report that there’s at least one person in the Edmonton area canvassing door-to-door, claiming to be from Operation Eyesight. There may be other cities involved.

We’d like the public to know this is a scam. Operation Eyesight does NOT currently have door-to-door campaigns happening. If someone comes to your door claiming to be canvassing for Operation Eyesight (or for ANY charity), be sure to ask them for documentation, or call the charity directly to ask for confirmation.

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Operation Eyesight named one of the “most efficient and accountable charities” of 2017

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Sightlines Winter 2018 issue released

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Sightlines Fall 2017 issue released

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Sightlines Summer 2017 issue released

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Report to donors 2016 released

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Sightlines Spring 2017 issue released

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