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.
people protected against river blindness
sight-restoring cataract operations
people treated with trachoma antibiotics
World Sight Day is an awareness day held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Find out how we're celebrating. Continue reading
goes on vital charity work
goes on growing awareness and our funding
Sightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development as part of a 2012 Independent Performance Review of their Programme Partnership Arrangement. Find out more.