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A view of the photo exhibition, with the London skyline in the background.
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Sightsavers hosts photo exhibition on London’s South Bank

Photographs of Sightsavers’ work in Pakistan, taken by Andrew McConnell, are on show at the More London Riverside development near Tower Bridge.

11-year-old Pouk Sreyneth smiles while wearing her new glasses.
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Glasses: a simple way to make learning easier for many children

Many children struggle at school because of poor vision. Sightsavers’ SHIP project trained teachers to carry out eye screening, and provided glasses for children who needed them.

Happy children playing with balloons in a garden
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Sightsavers supporters encouraged to #Take10Give10 to help save sight

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

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 slum area of Bhopal, India.
Sightsavers Reports

Ensuring universal access to eye health in urban slums in the Global South

A document detailing Sightsavers' pilot approach aimed at developing an Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) model and IEH Minimum Standards in Bhopal, India.

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