Protecting sight and fighting for disability rights
75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented
What we do
Every day, children around the world are going blind from eye conditions or diseases that are easily preventable. Discover how you can help stop this.
Our Put Us in the Picture campaign calls on the global community to make sure people with disabilities are included in international development.
You did it! You've made a million miracles happen, freeing people like Winesi from blindness. Read our Million Miracles-themed Focus magazine to learn more.
Ayenyo stands next to Lawino and they both smile at the camera.
Summer Appeal: Will you help eliminate river blindness across Uganda?
We work in more than 30 countries
We prevent avoidable blindness in some of the world’s poorest areas by partnering with local communities, governments and other groups to distribute disease treatments, carry out operations and eye examinations, strengthen health systems and advocate for people with disabilities. Find out more about
where we work.
Meet our staff around the world
“Restoring people’s sight and empowering people with disabilities gives me immense satisfaction.”
Munazza Gillani, country director
More from Pakistan
“Saving people’s sight isn’t just my job: it's my calling. I’m happy to help children have a brighter future.”
Mr Ndalela, ophthalmic doctor
Read Mr Ndalela’s story
“If we are all Ugandans, we should all be treated equally. That is what I want: to see change.”
Edith Kagoya, programme manager
Read Edith’s story
How we’re making a difference
In May 2018, Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma. Read the amazing stories here.
Sightsavers from the field
Sightsavers' Kate McCoy travelled to northern Sierra Leone to visit a school where teachers are being specially trained to support children with disabilities.
Dr Caroline Harper's TED Talk, in which she laid out an ambitious plan to eliminate trachoma, has been chosen as the day’s top pick.
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