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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

It was a parent’s worst nightmare! Lilian, a young mother in Kitale, Kenya, was inside her home when she heard wails of pain from her three-year-old. Little Samuel was playing outside with friends – and his left eye had been pierced with a nail! Learn how Samuel’s sight was saved.

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  • May 23, 2017 05/23/17 Shabnam’s story: Community health work at its finest

    If you’re lucky, you chose what you wanted to study and what career interested you most. But what would it be like to live your life thinking that your future had been decided for you? Shabnam is a 32-year-old woman who lives with her husband and three …

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  • May 16, 2017 05/16/17 Giving up isn’t an option!

    Growing up, do you remember what some of your biggest challenges were? Did any of them make you want to give up and walk away? Now, try to imagine the challenge of growing up blind in one eye without access to professional eye care services. This was …

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  • May 9, 2017 05/09/17 The incredible love of a mother

    For many of us, the mothers in our lives have been incredible people. They’ve shaped our development with their love and care. A mother’s love is a beautiful thing, and it’s even more awe-inspiring when her love endures despite life-altering hardship. This Mother’s Day, I wanted …

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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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