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

Add YouTube: instant smile!

Categories: News
How’s your day going? If you haven’t had a smile yet today (and I hope that isn’t the case), then I invite you to take a moment and click on Operation Eyesight’s YouTube channel. Like magic: instant smile! Within moments, you will meet people whose lives have been transformed by our generous donors. You’ll see… Continue Reading Add YouTube: instant smile!

We must see through their eyes (Part 2 of 2)

Categories: Communities, Eye Surgery, India
On May 25, I wrote about why quality is so important to Operation Eyesight. In case you’re wondering why I’m writing about this now, it’s because too many people are afraid to get the help they need. For years now, we’ve known that next to cataracts, the second leading cause of avoidable blindness in developing… Continue Reading We must see through their eyes (Part 2 of 2)

Options are available to help developing African countries (Part 2 of 2)

Categories: Kenya, Prevention
Ultimately, Operation Eyesight’s goal in Africa is to help each country achieve a comprehensive health care system that includes eye care – one that they can sustain without foreign support. Our commitment to sustainability – both fiscal and programmatic – will ensure that these collaborative projects and programs will continue long after our departure. Our… Continue Reading Options are available to help developing African countries (Part 2 of 2)

Companies have a role to play in social investment

Categories: News, Our Work
On March 7, I spoke to business leaders and members of the international eye care community at the launch of Operation Eyesight UK in London. We made some important connections, and the trustees of the UK board are off to a great start. We certainly want people in the UK to know that Operation Eyesight… Continue Reading Companies have a role to play in social investment