Who We Are

Our Mission

To prevent blindness and restore sight.

Our Vision

Elimination of avoidable blindness.

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For All The World to See

Operation Eyesight Universal is an international development organization working to eliminate avoidable blindness with the help of donations from people like you, and support from service clubs, foundations, corporations and governments.

Based in Canada, we’ve brought sight-restoration and blindness-prevention treatment to millions of people since our founding in 1963. Today, our work is focused in the African countries of Ghana, Kenya and Zambia, Nepal and India – places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor.

We work in partnership with local governments, medical professionals and community development teams, building essential resources that give all people, including the poorest, access to the help they need. We’ve developed an innovative model of hospital-based community eye care that ensures sustainable service for entire communities.

Read about our history