Protecting sight and fighting for disability rights

Mariam stands, smiling, with her dose pole.

75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented

What we do
Nalukena is held by her father

Christmas appeal:
Will you help end the agony for children like Nalukena?

A close up of a young boy looking at the camera.

Seen us on TV?

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.

Winesi outside his home in Malawi.

Focus magazine

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.

Volunteer community distributor Mamadou Samine from Senegal smiles broadly while holding an umbrella.

About us

Sightsavers’ mission is to prevent avoidable blindness and fight for disability rights. Find out where we work, how we’re run and what we do with the money we raise.

When the bandage came off after my eye operation, I saw my daughter’s face. She looked so beautiful.
Zamurrad, Pakistan
Zamurrad smiles with her daughter following her eye operation.

How we’re making a difference

Smiling girl from Uganda

Protecting sight

We work in low and middle income countries to treat and prevent eye conditions such as cataracts, trachoma and refractive error.
How we protect sight

An eye health worker examines a woman's eyes for signs of trachoma.

Fighting disease

We help to fight five debilitiating diseases, known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), that affect more than a billion people worldwide.
Our work to fight disease

Disability rights

We campaign to make sure people with visual impairments or other disabilities can participate equally in society without fear of discrimination.
More about disability rights

We work in more than 30 countries

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Irish Aid supports our work in Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

We prevent avoidable blindness in some of the world’s poorest areas by partnering with local communities, governments and other groups.

As part of our work in these countries, we distribute treatments to protect against disease, carry out operations and eye examinations, strengthen health systems and advocate for people with disabilities.

Our main offices are in the UK, Ireland, Italy, the US and the UAE, and we also have regional offices in Senegal, Kenya and India.


Find out more about Sightsavers across the world

Where we work

Read more about our work

Rahinatu holds her granddaughter and smiles following her trachoma surgery.
Sightsavers Reports

In Ghana, we’ve beaten trachoma and changed millions of lives

In May 2018, Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma. Read the amazing stories here.

Students from Gbendembu School in Sierra Leone.
Sightsavers from the field

“We’ve learned to treat all children equally”

Sightsavers' Kate McCoy travelled to northern Sierra Leone to visit a school where teachers are being specially trained to support children with disabilities.

A donation pod in a city centre, with a woman tapping her bank card to make a donation.

Sightsavers unveils innovative ‘donation pod’ in Galway

The pod will be installed in Eyre Square on 10-24 August, and is the first time the technology has been used in Ireland.

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