If you like your charities lean and inspiring, it’s hard to top SEE International

12/10/2001

What We Do

SEE International is a non-profit organization helping to end preventable blindness in the United States and across the globe. We provide free eye care and sight-restoring surgeries to those in need. SEE is proud to be a top-rated US charity by Charity Navigator, GuideStar and BBB’s give.org.

Help us save someone's sight

The World Health Organization predicts the number of blind people worldwide will triple to 108 million by 2050 – mostly in areas where resources for high-quality eye care are scarce.

Over 75% of blindness cases are preventable or treatable with basic care and low-cost surgery.

Your support over the last 45 years has helped SEE make a difference in the world

650,000+
sight-restoring surgeries

Why sight matters

Preventable blindness creates unnecessary hardships for thousands of people worldwide, including enormous financial burdens as their inability to see disallows them from working to support their families or themselves. People with vision impairments also experience higher rates of violence and abuse, and their family members are more likely to experience anxiety or depression.

Where we work

Our volunteer teams travel around the world and throughout the U.S. to provide critical eyecare and train other doctors to do the same, creating more sustainable eyecare systems across the globe.

United States

Since 2006, we’ve delivered essential eye care to underserved communities throughout the United States.
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Caribbean

SEE has established eye care clinics in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and more.
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Latin America

We work extensively throughout Central and South America, with a concentration of programs in Mexico as well.
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Africa

Every year, SEE collaborates with local doctors across 17 African countries — and counting.
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Asia

We’ve been working with local eye care professionals all across Asia since SEE was first established in 1974.
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Oceania

Our volunteer doctors travel to communities in Fiji, the Philippines, the Marshall Islands, and more.
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Second Sight Film

Nestled in the rice fields of the Philippines, the Laniohan family faces the life-inhibiting consequences of blindness until a group of doctors visit the village and give the gift of sight in under five minutes. Watch our award-winning film today!

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