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!
This is the story of Hortencia, a mother and grandmother who lives and works in our home community of Santa Barbara, CA. Hortencia is just one of thousands of hardworking individuals in the United States who can’t afford the eye care necessary to not only better her standard of living, but also those she loves and cares for. Watch our video today to see how SEE was able to help her!
Last August, the SEE team met 7-year-old Nacor and his family in a rural town outside of Tarapoto, Peru. Nacor was born with cataracts in both eyes. He struggled to see anything more than a foot away. His mother, Carmen, was desperate to get help for her son, but couldn’t afford the surgery he needed.
When José Rosas arrived at the medical clinic in Tarapoto, SEE International’s volunteer ophthalmologists discovered that he had complicated cataracts in both of his eyes. The chances of restoring even partial vision was quite slim. But José knew he had nothing to lose, so he decided to go ahead with the operation, in spite of the odds.
Did you know that 80% of the blind people in the world don’t have to be? Meet Martha, a grandmother from Namibia, who lost her vision about a year ago. Experience her joyous journey as her sight is restored.
During the first two weeks of July, SEE held a special expedition with NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, aimed at improving access to vision care in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During this initial sight-restoring program, SEE provided 107 sight-restoring surgeries to blind patients in the DRC, which is one of the poorest countries in the world. Read More!
SEE International frequently collaborates with Dr. Helena Ndume of Windhoek, Namibia to perform large-scale sight restoring surgical campaigns that restore over 300 people each clinic. This is an incredible amount of surgeries to perform in a week!