The billionth treatment was administered on Thursday 16 November to a seven-year-old girl named Dorcas, who was at risk of NTDs in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
For the second year in a row, Sightsavers has been named top charity in the Top 50 Companies for Customer Service Awards.
The Connecting the Dots project has been awarded almost £200,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue empowering young people with disabilities.
Photographs of Sightsavers’ work in Pakistan, taken by Andrew McConnell, are on show at the More London Riverside development near Tower Bridge.
More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.
The partnership was launched on World Sight Day with a nationwide bake sale, during which Optical Express staff channelled their inner Mary Berry.
Take a 10-minute wellbeing break and make a donation as part of the #Take10Give10 challenge.
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.