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
World Sight Day has special meaning for one little boy
Until Kevin’s cataract surgery, life was dark and full of doubt. But because of kind-hearted donors, Operation Eyesight helped restore this little boy’s vision, turning his world of darkness to light. Patients, dignitaries, eye health care staff and partners organizations joined the celebratory events for World Sight Day in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya on October… Continue reading World Sight Day has special meaning for one little boy
Your support helps children see!
Look at the eyes of this beautiful baby! This is little Darrel. Just over 18 months old, he lives with his family in a low income community outside Nairobi, Kenya. When Darrel was nine months old, his mother Beatrice noticed a problem with her baby’s eyes. They were always filled with tears and looked sore… Continue reading Your support helps children see!
Lower that blood pressure; protect your vision!
This Sunday, we mark World Health Day, a day to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 7, 1948. Every year, the WHO chooses a theme with global public health significance; and this year’s theme is high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, or hypertension, you are probably familiar… Continue reading Lower that blood pressure; protect your vision!