In 2016, Sightsavers performed over 260,000 cataract operations and provided more than 152 million treatments to protect people from blinding diseases such as trachoma and river blindness. We have ambitious plans for the future – and your support can help us achieve them.
Our work relies on the generous support of the public. Your support will have a huge impact: it could ensure blind children get the education they deserve, or could restore the sight of those who thought they would never see again. Your gift will help lift people out of the cycle of blindness and poverty.
Learn more about how we’re run by reading our information highlighting the emphasis we place on good governance, effective spending and transparency.
Becoming a Sightsavers supporter means you’ll receive all this:
Could train an ophthalmologist to gain their initial professional qualification. Training ophthalmologists in-country creates sustainable health systems for local communities.
Could pay for 1,000 life-changing cataract operations for adults. This figure includes the cost of operating equipment, surgical instruments and staff expenses.
Could protect more than 1.4 million people from preventable river blindness by distributing the drug Mectizan® to remote and isolated communities across Africa.
Muslima lives in Bangladesh, and was born with cataracts. Her vision was deteriorating and had started to affect every part of her life. Our photo story shows how Sightsavers stepped in to help.