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The problem

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.

We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help


people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented


A young person having their eyes examined. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust logo is laid over the image. Text reads: Working to eliminate blinding trachoma in 11 Commonwealth countries by 2019.

The Trust launches trachoma website

09 October 2015

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has launched a website highlighting the work of partners in 11 countries towards eliminating trachoma. Continue reading

Ade Adepitan leaning on the back of a ute, surrounded by children.

Sightsavers on Channel 4’s Unreported World with Ade Adepitan

09 October 2015

TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan sees the life-changing impact of Sightsavers-supported cataract operations in Malawi, in an episode of Channel 4's Unreported World series airing on Friday 16 October at 7 Continue reading

An image that looks like a building and road but has deliberately been made very blurry.

World Sight Day: what’s the #ValueOfSight?

08 October 2015

This World Sight Day, Sightsavers is conducting a sight survey - we want to know how you feel about your sight, and what sort of value you put on it. Continue reading

A woman with a bandage over her right eye

Miracles in Tanzania: we blog for Virgin Unite

08 October 2015

This week Sightsavers' Carol Casey blogs for Virgin Unite about her experience of seeing cataract surgery change lives in Tanzania. Continue reading


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