Sabitri is 51 and lives in a small hut in Milanpoly, a village in West Bengal, India. She has three sons, but all of them live with their own families. Living alone, Sabitri is completely dependent on her job as a house maid for money for food, shelter and other essentials. One day Sabitri’s vision… Continue reading You’re helping people like Sabitri
Operation Eyesight’s Community Eye Health Program model sets us apart from other organizations fighting avoidable blindness – because we focus on more than just eye health. While restoring sight and preventing blindness is at the heart of our mission, we can’t simply treat “eye patients” and ignore other health problems. Targeting eye health alone isn’t… Continue reading With healthy eyes, entire communities are thriving because of YOU!
Jabow’s typical day starts with completing all her household chores early in the morning. In the afternoon, she goes door-to-door in her community to screen each household for eye health issues and educates the community about the importance of eye health-seeking behaviour. In her early days, she ran a child care centre in her community,… Continue reading A lady with a mission to serve her community
Today marks day three of World Glaucoma Week, a week to raise awareness about one of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness. According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 250,000 Canadians suffer from glaucoma. Although glaucoma can be treated and sight often maintained (if diagnosed in time), an estimated seven million people… Continue reading Let’s raise awareness about glaucoma