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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

Siroti is a 60-year-old woman who lives in a village in West Bengal, India. She lives with her husband and their extended family.

She works as a daily wage worker in a nearby tea garden, where her husband is a daily wage labourer and her son works as a carpenter. Together as a family they could afford most things they needed, and they were living a happy life.

Then one day, Siroti started to have blurred vision in both her eyes. She had no idea what was happening. After some time, she was unable to see things in the distance, and her vision was only getting worse. Read more…

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  • October 17, 2017 10/17/17 Majuli Island: From Maini’s Mind to Operation Eyesight

    Last week, Dr. Shivam Maini, an avid photographer and photography mentor, went with our team to visit some of our projects in India. And one of his trips was to Majuli Island, the largest river island in the world. Operation Eyesight has been working to …

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  • October 13, 2017 10/13/17 World Sight Day has special meaning for one little boy

    Until Kevin’s cataract surgery, life was dark and full of doubt. But because of kind-hearted donors, Operation Eyesight helped restore this little boy’s vision, turning his world of darkness to light. Patients, dignitaries, eye health care staff and partners organizations joined the celebratory events for World …

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  • October 10, 2017 10/10/17 How can you make your charitable gifts last a lifetime?

    What if you could support Operation Eyesight – and still guarantee yourself and your spouse an income for life? Our longtime donor Gwen is proud to tell you she did just that! After Gwen and her husband John sold their condo in 2009, she contacted …

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News, events and more

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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Sightlines Winter 2017 issue released

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Sightlines Fall 2016 issue released

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Sightlines Spring 2016 issue released

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