We prevent blindness and restore eyesight in developing countries. Join us.
The most effective way to save sight. Through awareness, education, screening, vitamin supplementation and more, we prevent sight loss before it begins.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
Our projects in Kenya made significant steps forward in 2017, despite being plagued by a health workers’ strike. And while the strike hampered our partners’ ability to deliver eye care services, it didn’t stop them! Moving full steam ahead, The Rift Valley Prevention of Blindness Project …
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 …
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 …