Operation Eyesight Universal is an international development organization working to eliminate avoidable blindness (blindness that can either be cured or prevented) 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
Since 1963, we’ve brought sight-restoration and blindness-prevention treatment to millions of people. Today, our work is focused in the African countries of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and Zambia, and the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, Nepal and India – places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor.
Operation Eyesight works with our hospital and government partners to establish and support quality eye care for all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay. We’ve developed an innovative model of hospital-based community eye care that ensures sustainable service for entire communities.
In Africa and South Asia, people often face numerous barriers to simple eye health, including poverty, distance, a lack of trained eye health personnel, equipment and facilities, local beliefs and superstition, inadequate access to clean water, and malnutrition.
To eliminate avoidable blindness, we work closely with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the organization that coordinates activities among dozens of eye care organizations from many different countries.
In our model of Hospital-Based Community Eye Health, revenue generated by clients who can afford services offsets the cost of eye care provided to the poor and allows hospitals to achieve self-sufficiency. All our patients receive the same quality treatment and care.
We know that avoidable blindness will be eliminated when everyone has access to quality eye care, regardless of their ability to pay. We believe all countries deserve eye care that is sustainable without foreign support. To support our sight-saving work, please donate.
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.