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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

#GivingTuesday (November 28, 2017) is a global day that celebrates giving, after the shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a time to encourage activities that support charities and non-profits, and celebrate making a difference in people’s lives who need it most. Whether it’s donating, volunteering time or spreading the word, #GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.

Join us in raising $25,000 to bring thousands of lives into focus with new prescription eyeglasses. Your gifts will be matched by Maillot Homes up to $25,000, which means that $50,000 can be raised so that 7,500 children, women and men in developing countries could receive new, custom-fitted prescription glasses. You can help make this possible! Learn how you can participate.

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  • November 21, 2017 11/21/17 A man’s sight has been restored and the cows have come back home!

    Standsingh is an 82-year-old man who lives in the state of Meghalaya in India. It’s a hilly region, surrounded by mountains and rocky cliffs. He was born and raised in a small village, where he lives with his children and grandchildren in a sturdy little house made …

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  • November 14, 2017 11/14/17 You can’t buy happiness… but you can provide eyeglasses!

    Did you flip to November on your calendar and think: "The heck? Where did the year go?” I sympathize. The year really has flown by, and GivingTuesday is only two weeks away! Many of our supporters have already made donations, and we can’t thank you enough. By …

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  • November 7, 2017 11/07/17 A broken heart is mended with the gift of sight

    Laxmi is a 75-year-old woman who lives in a poor neighbourhood in Nepal. Sadly, Laxmi’s husband passed away a few years ago, and she was left a widow. As she got older, her vision began to fade, until finally she lost her vision completely. Laxmi moved into …

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#Giving Tuesday 2017

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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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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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