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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

 

Tag, you’re it! Brian Foster challenges you to help Operation Eyesight raise awareness about avoidable blindness!

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Our blog

  • April 24, 2018 04/24/18 A woman’s wish to see her family happy comes true!

    What would you do if you had an eye condition that was easily treated with a 15-minute surgery? You’d accept treatment, wouldn’t you? Maya suffered with cataracts for a year, to the point that she was forced to stop doing the things she loved, like making …

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  • April 17, 2018 04/17/18 Thank you to our volunteers!

    Many hands really do make light work – and we’re incredibly grateful for the many volunteer hands in our Calgary office. We currently have 18 office volunteers who help us with various projects on a weekly basis. They approach each task with a fun, can-do …

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  • April 10, 2018 04/10/18 This light shines brightly once more with the Gift of Sight!

    “I thought about ending my life. It was better than living in such misery, depending on my wife to take care of me.” Said Kwaku, a 75-year-old man from a small town in Ghana. Kwaku is speaking about his eye injury. A spark flew into his …

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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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