will be blind by 2050
Every donation helps us to provide sight-restoring surgeries to individuals in need. With your help, we can continue transforming lives with the precious gift of sight.
Eye care during COVID-19
We have adapted our local, national, and international programs so we can continue providing transformative eyecare with safety regulations in place.
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.
We recruit volunteer experts
Our network of 650 eye care professionals is dedicated to restoring sight to the world’s most vulnerable populations.
We go where there's a need
We connect volunteers with local clinics in over 40 countries, then provide supplies and logistical support for their work.
We provide transformative eye care
Every year, our medical teams perform tens of thousands of free vision screenings and 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.