Tackling childhood blindness and visual impairment in low-income countries presents considerable challenges. Infrastructure and human resources are seriously lacking, and systems for accurately testing children for eye conditions and improving follow-up rates are often non-existent or inadequate. If there was a way to improve the way that children’s eyesight is screened and treated across low-income… Continue reading Smart phone app developed to screen for vision problems
The gift of sight – and much, much more
Today the word “remembering” is on my mind as we observe Remembrance Day in Canada and many other nations around the world. In terms of Operation Eyesight, that got me thinking about our beginning almost 50 years ago. As our founder, the late Art Jenkyns, listened to Dr. Ben Gullison speak in a Calgary church… Continue reading The gift of sight – and much, much more
Fresh eyes tackle animation challenge
Operation Eyesight is, at its heart, a community of support. In addition to a small number of employees and volunteers, it’s our large group of active supporters that really makes this organization tick. These supporters come from all walks of life and have a wide variety of gifts to share. Take, for example, Alana Thorburn-Watt… Continue reading Fresh eyes tackle animation challenge
“I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.” These are the words of Kashinath Bhoosnurmath, Operation Eyesight’s senior director for India, speaking about our donors. Kashinath is passionate about the poor and blind of India, and enthusiastic about the progress being made. “Dhanyawaad” means thank you in Hindi, one of a number… Continue reading Dhanyawaad!