Operation Eyesight is an international development organization working to prevent blindness and restore sight with help from people like you. We currently work in India, Nepal, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia.
Around the world, an estimated 285 million people live with visual impairment. 90 percent of these live in developing countries, where they face numerous barriers to simple eye health, such as distance, cost and a lack of trained eye health personnel.
In countries like Canada, there’s help for people struggling with vision problems; if you have inoperable blindness, you can lead a meaningful life. But in developing countries, where health care is scarce or unaffordable, loss of sight can have devastating consequences on individuals, families, communities and entire countries. In the poorest regions, losing one’s sight is like a death sentence.
The good news is that 80 percent of blindness can be prevented or cured. This is what's known as “avoidable blindness.” With your support, we can eliminate avoidable blindness!