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!

Thank you to our volunteers!

Categories: Blog, Other, Volunteers
National Volunteer Week 2018
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 attitude, and it’s thanks to them that we’re able to reach… Continue Reading Thank you to our volunteers!

This light shines brightly once more with the Gift of Sight!

Categories: Blog, Eye Surgery, Ghana, Hospitals, Other, Our Work
A man from Ghana receives sight-restoring cataract surgery.
“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 eye from a lit match while he was working… Continue Reading This light shines brightly once more with the Gift of Sight!

Sustainable Development? For the Elimination of Avoidable Blindness

Categories: Blog, Communities, Community Health Worker, Donors, Hospitals, India, Other, Our Work
Community Health Worker screening patient's eyes
At Operation Eyesight, we are committed to providing the best for the poorest in quality eye health care on a sustainable basis. What does that mean? It means that we want to make sure the people we help can continue to receive the care they need and deserve, even after we’ve moved on to run… Continue Reading Sustainable Development? For the Elimination of Avoidable Blindness

Give new life with the Gift of Sight!

Categories: Blog, Communities, Donors, Eye Surgery, Eyeglasses, Other, Our Work
Maasai Mara, Kenya
It’s been a long winter for most Canadians – and it still is for many of us, despite the calendar telling us it’s spring. Fortunately, we know that REAL spring will sweep in eventually! Spring is a time of rebirth, and for the people we help in Africa and south Asia, being given the Gift… Continue Reading Give new life with the Gift of Sight!

A life threatened by trachoma was saved, thanks to your support!

Categories: Blog, Clean Water, Communities, Community Health Worker, Eye Surgery, Hospitals, Kenya, Other, Our Work, Prevention
Kenyan mother and daughter
Nadupoi is the second eldest daughter in her family, and she has four siblings. She lives with her family in a small village in Narok County, Kenya. Her parents make a living as cattle farmers. Nadupoi’s right eye wouldn’t stop tearing up. It was like she was crying all the time, even though she wasn’t.… Continue Reading A life threatened by trachoma was saved, thanks to your support!