Worst floods in a century have left people vulnerable, without access to eye care

Categories: Blog, Communities, Eye Surgery, Eyeglasses, Hospitals, Our Work, Prevention
Little Flower Hospital’s medical camps are overflowing with people in need of urgent care.
Lives lost. Hospitals and homes flooded. Eyeglasses washed away in the deluge. An outbreak of waterborne infections. The situation in Kerala state, India is devastating, and the impact on people’s health – including their eye health – is alarming. Our team in India has jumped into action, organizing medical relief camps in collaboration with Little… Continue Reading Worst floods in a century have left people vulnerable, without access to eye care

Thousands in Zambia Have Hope For The Future Thanks To You!

Categories: Annual Report, Blog, Clean Water, Communities, Community Health Worker, Eye Surgery, Hospitals, Our Work, PEEK, Prevention, Zambia]
Babies in Zambia have fresh water thanks to Operation Eyesight's supporters
Thanks to the incredible support of our donors, we drilled 21 new water wells in Zambia’s Sinazongwe, Luano and Ngabwe districts last year. The new wells are serving a population of more than 7,750 people. This brings our total count to 106 wells, serving more than 26,500 people. To maintain the new pumps at each well,… Continue Reading Thousands in Zambia Have Hope For The Future Thanks To You!

Thank you for another great year in Ghana!

Categories: Annual Report, Blog, Communities, Eye Surgery, Eyeglasses, Ghana, Hospitals, Other, Our Work, Prevention
Ophthalmic Nursing School Project in Ghana will strengthen ophthalmic nursing in Ghana.
In Ghana, we were honoured to work with many partners in 2017. Together with Ghana Health Services, Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and Swiss Red Cross, we communicated the results of the National Blindness and Visual Impairment study — the first of its kind in the country. We’re excited about this… Continue Reading Thank you for another great year in Ghana!

2017 Was An Exciting Year For South Asia, Thanks To You!

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Young Indian boy with cross eye receives corrective surgery through Operation Eyesight
India had an exciting year! Thanks to our donors and partners we screened more than two million people who were at risk of losing their sight. Declaring villages avoidable blindness-free is the pinnacle of our work. We’re ecstatic to say that we declared our 500th village free of avoidable blindness in 2017. With the help… Continue Reading 2017 Was An Exciting Year For South Asia, Thanks To You!

How one man turned his despair into a dream and vision for millions

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Brian Foster, former Executive Director, picture here with 10-yr-old grandson Rourke.
Brian Foster and Benny’s Restaurant enjoyed a special relationship. It’s here in this Calgary eatery that Foster imagined a plan that would shift the fortunes of a global organization. “Benny’s was my network place and a lot of ideas were hatched there,” says Foster, 70. “I solved a lot of problems over breakfast. But better… Continue Reading How one man turned his despair into a dream and vision for millions