What We Have Done

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Since our founding in 1974:

SEE has impacted the lives of millions of patients around the world in our mission to treat and end preventable blindness.

Our volunteer medical teams have been in the field providing free eye exams and sight-restoring surgeries to individuals who would otherwise be without access to eyecare

Over the last 50 years, SEE has reached:


Your donation will save someone’s sight

SEE is working diligently to end preventable blindness, but we need your help.

Since its establishment in the 1980s, SVC: 

SEE Vision Care has provided essential eyecare services to over 75,000 underserved individuals in our local community.

Read more about how we have helped locals in need.

Since 2012, our EDU program: 

SEE has trained over 800 eyecare professionals and medical residents in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery.

We have held 158 courses in 8 countries. 

We have partnered with all seven institutions that have Global Ophthalmic Fellowships. 

Since 2016, DSS:

SEE’s Direct Supply Support program provides necessary medical supplies such as intraocular lenses (IOLs) to our trusted partners in India, Nepal, Namibia, and El Salvador to support vision care services independent of our clinical trips.  Since starting, we’ve supported over 118,700 sight-restoring surgeries.  

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