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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

Lordia is a 13-year-old girl who lives in Ghana. Her parents are poor, so they wanted to ensure their daughter’s future through her education.

But a couple years ago, her future looked bleak. When Lordia was 11, her teacher told her parents she was having trouble keeping up with her classmates because of her poor eyesight. Read more...

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  • June 20, 2017 06/20/17 Christmas in June?! 2017 AGM

    Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our “Halfway to Christmas Party” and Annual General Meeting! More than 90 donors, board members, volunteers, staff and friends of Operation Eyesight gathered at the Delta Calgary South Hotel on June 19 to spread some …

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  • June 13, 2017 06/13/17 Clearing the clouds in his eyes

    Ram is a 65-year-old farmer from a very remote village called Fathua in India. He provides for his daughter and three sons with his farming. Life for Ram’s family wasn’t easy. He came from generations of family members who never had a formal education. Farming was …

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  • June 6, 2017 06/06/17 Restored eyesight and a brand-new life

    Sita is an 82-year-old woman who lives in Bungamati, Nepal. Sadly, her husband passed away some years ago, so she’s been living with her step son and his family ever since. She helps her daughter-in-law take care of the household. However, over the years Sita discovered …

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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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