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Sightsavers supporters encouraged to #Take10Give10 to save sight

Take a 10-minute wellbeing break and make a donation as part of the #Take10Give10 challenge to help save sight.

A girl in India holds one hand over her eye during a sight test at school.
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Vision for the Commonwealth campaign aims to raise awareness of poor sight

Sightsavers has joined other eye health groups to call for avoidable blindness to be included in April's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the UK.

From the cover of Sightsavers annual report 2011: a woman smiling as she covers one of her eyes.
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New data for World Sight Day shows global blindness is lower than expected

The global prevalence of blindness stands at 36 million people, according to research published in medical journal The Lancet.

A team of surgeons carrying out a cataract operation in Cameroon.
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Sightsavers and partners launch innovative approach to funding cataract surgery

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan could provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the next five years.

Fynn meets programme staff during his trip.
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Good eye health services are vital, whether you live in Cardiff or Kenya

In summer 2017, 16-year-old Fynn Helyar travelled to Samburu County in Kenya to see eye examinations, diagnoses and surgery. Here is his story.

The cover of the single, showing the words 'Emojion' and 'So Much More'
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Proceeds from Specsavers’ charity song to be donated to Sightsavers

The track, entitled ‘So Much More’, was written, recorded and produced by Specsavers staff and released on iTunes in September.

Ivan, a Ugandan child, wears his new spectacles.
Sightsavers Reports

Position paper: recycling of used spectacles

A position paper from Sightsavers explaining why they do not take part in the recycling of used spectacles, including lack of cost-effectiveness.

A Cambodian child tries on new glasses at school.
Sightsavers Reports

Inclusion made easy in eye health programs

How to make eye care services accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities, and assist people with permanent vision loss.

Four children sit and wait for treatment at the Sitapur eye hospital, India.
Sightsavers Reports

Scaling up human resources for eye health

A case study of public private partnership, stating that partnerships between state and non-state actors can raise the pro?le of eye health.

A man undergoes an eye examination in Cambodia.
Sightsavers Reports

Sightsavers' eye health strategy 2013-2018

This strategy is guided by Sightsavers’ Strategic Framework 2012 – 2018 and draws on the organisation’s range of technical, research and policy expertise.

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