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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


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Help us make some noise

26 November 2014

For the past year, with your support, we’ve been calling for politicians to recognise the problem and commit to a solution. Help us keep up the momentum... Continue reading

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Take a look at Autumn’s Focus

28 October 2014

In the Autumn 2014 edition of Focus, you can read about Malawi’s radio listening club, meet Smriti from Bangladesh, and more... Continue reading

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Sightsavers is charity of the month

05 November 2014

Sightsavers has been announced as My Ageing Parent’s charity of the month for November. Continue reading


For every £1 we receive (including donated supplies)


is spent on our vital work


grows awareness and funds


keeps us running

2Sightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development. Find out more

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