Operation Eyesight Universal is an international development organization working to prevent blindness and restore sight, in partnership with local hospitals and governments, and with the help of donations from people like you.
To prevent blindness and restore sight
The elimination of avoidable blindness
For All The World To See
Today, our work is focused in the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, Nepal and India, and the African countries of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and Zambia.
We partner with local health workers, hospitals and governments to bring eye health care to remote and underserved communities.
Our work starts and ends in the community, and we are focused on empowering communities with the education and resources they need to manage their own eye health.
Our comprehensive programs seek to improve access to quality eye care while also addressing some of the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as gender inequities, inadequate eye care services, long distances to eye health centres and lack of access to clean water, among others.
Our programs are designed to provide quality eye health care to all, regardless of age, gender or ability to pay. Through our Hospital-Based Community Eye Health model, we train local community health workers to conduct door-to-door surveys, screen patients and refer them for treatment, and educate the community on eye health and other health topics, including maternal and newborn health, immunization and nutrition. As a result, we’re able to provide care to people who would otherwise go unreached, and these communities become healthier and stronger.
Through our program model, revenue generated by clients who can afford services offsets the cost of eye care provided to those who cannot afford services and allows our partner hospitals to achieve self-sufficiency. All patients receive the same quality treatment and care.
We believe that avoidable blindness will be eliminated when everyone has access to quality eye care – For All The World To See.
We commit to equity and equality, inclusion and dignity for all.
We will make a valuable and measurable impact on the countries where we work. We will test and monitor outcomes for continuous improvement and continue to generate new and innovative approaches.
We commit to providing everyone with optimal eye health care including the best of care to the poorest of citizens.
We will seek to understand the perspectives of others and our goal is to alleviate their distress.
We will persistently create better ways of doing the things that we do. We will not rest on our accomplishments but will build on them to be the best we can be.