Keeping community at the heart of our approach

As we work to eliminate avoidable blindness and attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality and good health and well-being, our focus on communities remains key to our success. Our worldwide team of locally-recruited health workers and volunteers gives us ‘insider knowledge’ of a community’s needs and helps us deliver care that is… Continue reading Keeping community at the heart of our approach

Eye health care, just in time

Today, nine-year-old Aaliya from the village of Vallabhnagar in Rajasthan can go to school and play with her friends – but it wasn’t always this way.   Failing vision from the age of three meant the gradual loss of sight in her right eye. Aaliya’s family took her to several hospitals seeking treatment, but these efforts… Continue reading Eye health care, just in time

A mother’s restored vision inspires her daughter to help others

Roshni, from India, is a mother and grandmother who lived with poor vision as a result of bilateral cataracts. Living with her adult children and her son’s family, she was completely dependent on them to survive. With severe vision impairment, she was unable to do any work to contribute to the household. Her daughter, Sonam,… Continue reading A mother’s restored vision inspires her daughter to help others

Eyeglasses help make dreams a reality

Vaishali is a 19-year-old girl who lives in Berasia, Madhya Pradesh, India with her grandparents and younger sister She is pursuing higher education and is preparing for the 12 standard exam. A good result on the exam will ensure her dream to study at a reputed university is realized. Unfortunately, she struggled with her studies… Continue reading Eyeglasses help make dreams a reality