Happy Father’s Day!

Categories: Blog, Communities, Community Health Worker, Donors, Eye Surgery, Hospitals, India, Our Work
Indian man receives cataract surgery
Did you celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday? If you’re anything like me, your father is someone special who took care of you, helped shape your childhood, who guided you through life’s challenges and taught you some important lessons that you still carry with you today. Maybe some of you reading this are fathers yourselves, and… Continue Reading Happy Father’s Day!

June is Cataract Awareness Month – Em’s Story

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Em and her daughter in Nepal
Cataract: a clouding of the lens of the eye. In developing countries, a cataract can rob someone not only of their sight, but their livelihood and hope as well. Em was suffering from depression after her husband passed away. She was heartbroken, and nothing felt right. She was lonely, as most of her children had… Continue Reading June is Cataract Awareness Month – Em’s Story

A big heart for the people – this community health volunteer is changing lives.

Categories: Blog, Communities, Community Health Worker, Eye Surgery, Hospitals, Other, Our Work, Zambia
A community health worker in Zambia
Catherine was overjoyed when she heard about the opportunity to become a community health volunteer with Operation Eyesight. However, Catherine’s family was not so thrilled. “Why would you want to work for free?” They would ask her. “I volunteer because I’m helping people. It’s my dream come true!” Catherine says. She always wanted to help… Continue Reading A big heart for the people – this community health volunteer is changing lives.

A blurry world is now in focus… Thanks to you!

Categories: Blog, Eye Surgery, Kenya, Our Work
Kenyan boy with visual trouble
Tilt your head. Then close one eye, squint out of the corner of the other eye, and try to read this story. Don’t you find it awkward, uncomfortable and hard to see? That’s how Caleb, an 8-year old boy from Kenya, grew up looking at the world! Caleb’s grandfather first noticed his grandson’s mannerism about… Continue Reading A blurry world is now in focus… Thanks to you!

Honour mom with a special gift this Mother’s Day

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Indian mother and daughter from Majuli Island
Can you believe it’s already May 8th? If you’re in Canada, then you’re probably wondering how we seemed to skip spring and go straight into summer! Christmas just happened, and suddenly Mother’s Day is just around the corner. For many of us, our mothers are very special people in our lives. They raised us, loved… Continue Reading Honour mom with a special gift this Mother’s Day