Grey Mist Lifting

Welcome to Grey Mist Lifting!

We named our blog Grey Mist Lifting because this expression – or words like it – are commonly heard in the clinics we support. When the bandages come off after cataract surgery, patients often describe what they are experiencing. For example; “Yesterday, all I could see was a grey mist. Today, the mist has lifted. I can see again.”

We hope you enjoy the posts and we invite you to comment and join the conversation!

All for one, and one for all!

Categories: Blog, Eye Surgery, Hospitals, India, Our Work
Siroti is a 60-year-old woman who lives in a village in West Bengal, India. She lives with her husband and their extended family. She works as a daily wage worker in a nearby tea garden, where her husband is a daily wage labourer and her son works as a carpenter. Together as a family they… Continue Reading All for one, and one for all!

He once was blind, but now he sews!

Categories: Blog, Donors, Eye Surgery, Kenya, Our Work
As a tailor, sharp eyesight is a must. How else could you follow a pattern, thread a needle or stitch a straight line? But what if your eyes started to fail you? That’s what happened to a tailor named Thomas, who lives in Kapsumai village in Kenya.  He’s proud of his successful tailoring business, which… Continue Reading He once was blind, but now he sews!

Together we’ll wash away blindness in Zambia!

Categories: Blog, Clean Water, Communities, Eye Surgery, Our Work, Prevention, Zambia
Last year you supported our Washing Away Blindness Campaign, and we can’t thank you enough! This post is to tell you about how your donations are being put to work to bring clean water to Zambia! Clean water is essential for general health, eye health included. Without readily-available clean water, people can’t wash or sanitize,… Continue Reading Together we’ll wash away blindness in Zambia!

2016 was an incredible year in Zambia – Thanks to you!

Categories: Blog, Clean Water, Communities, Eye Surgery, Eyeglasses, Hospitals, Our Work, Prevention, Zambia
Last time we posted an impact report, we highlighted all the amazing work made possible in Kenya by supporters like you. This week is the last in our 2016 impact highlight series. We’re excited to have our last post about all the incredible work in Zambia made possible by generous people like you! For more… Continue Reading 2016 was an incredible year in Zambia – Thanks to you!

Mission impossible: Alair’s journey from blindness to sight

Categories: Blog, Communities, Eye Surgery, India, Our Work
For many years, Alair and his wife lived happily together, earning a living to support themselves. Alair, age 70, is a religious leader in his Indian community who helps his fellow villagers through his religious teachings. His wife is a cook at a nearby tea factory. As Alair got older, he started to experience trouble… Continue Reading Mission impossible: Alair’s journey from blindness to sight