Shabnam’s story: Community health work at its finest

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Shabnam with other community health workers, are all working hard to educate their communities to eliminate avoidable blindness!
If you’re lucky, you chose what you wanted to study and what career interested you most. But what would it be like to live your life thinking that your future had been decided for you? Shabnam is a 32-year-old woman who lives with her husband and three children in Bhopal, India. She comes from a… Continue Reading Shabnam’s story: Community health work at its finest

A teen can be a teen, now that he can see

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Atul and his family live in a semi-permanent home in Jogyal, a remote village located in the drought-prone district of Latur, India. When he was eight years old, one of Atul’s classmates accidently hit him in the eye with a pencil. He felt pain right away, but then things seemed to get better… for a while.… Continue Reading A teen can be a teen, now that he can see

Rotary Club helps us reach the unreached

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Last year, Operation Eyesight became the first and only NGO in the eye health sector to work in the challenging state called Jammu and Kashmir, India – and it’s all because of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise! Many people in this mountainous state live in remote areas with no roads, making it extremely difficult… Continue Reading Rotary Club helps us reach the unreached

Communities become part of the solution

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Since we announced our first avoidable blindness-free village in 2014, it’s no secret that Operation Eyesight’s work takes place at the community level. That’s where ending avoidable blindness begins, as part of our approach to provide education about eye health and create lasting eye health care. But as we’ve learned, it isn’t enough to simply… Continue Reading Communities become part of the solution

Difficult terrain presents barriers to eye health

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High mountains, thick forests and endless savannah. They may sound like settings for the latest Hollywood blockbuster, but in the countries where we work, this sort of terrain can actually stop people from accessing eye care and having their sight restored! Why? The most obvious problem is distance. Many people in India, Ghana, Kenya and… Continue Reading Difficult terrain presents barriers to eye health