We believe in getting things done. In our mission to end avoidable blindness, we’re proud to say we now work in more than 25 countries and have restored sight to over two and a half million people.
Many countries in Africa remain poverty stricken, and the continent continues to have the greatest need for a sustainable eye care workforce.
While South Asia is home to a fifth of the world’s population, the majority of its people live in rural and remote areas, making it difficult to access quality quality eye health services.
Despite a dramatic economic upturn in recent years, many people in the East Asia region are still living with blindness that’s either treatable or preventable.
In Australia, access to eye health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is still limited.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children generally have better vision than other Australian children. As adults however, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely to go blind, despite the fact that most vision loss could be corrected overnight.