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Eye health

Upendo talks to a patient during an eye test.

Nikon Lenswear UK backs Sightsavers for charity fundraiser

Sightsavers is the first eye health charity that Nikon Lenswear UK has chosen to benefit from its annual summer fundraising campaign.

May 2024
Patience from Liberia wearing her new glasses, whilst standing next to her mother, betty.

If we have vision, we can transform universal access to spectacles

A pair of glasses can be life-changing for someone with refractive error. That’s why we’ve joined the World Health Organization’s SPECS 2030 initiative.

Sumrana Yasmin, May 2024
Arthur in the classroom, smiling while wearing his new glasses.

Sightsavers joins WHO initiative to improve access to spectacles

SPECS 2030 aims to tackle the world’s biggest cause of visual impairment by improving global access to eye care.

May 2024
Anita from Liberia wearing her new glasses and smiling.

Sightsavers partners with eco sunglasses brand Sun Amante

Sun Amante is donating a percentage of sales from its sunglasses to support Sightsavers’ work to protect people from avoidable blindness.

May 2024
Angeshita smiles broadly.

“I’m a living testimony of cataract surgery”

When Angeshita regained her independence after her eye operation, so did her family. They are now able to return to school and work, giving them all hope for the future.

An eye health doctor wearing a smart white shirt and sunglasses.

Alinafe cuts the queues

Learn about one man's mission to make a difference in Malawi by training as an eye health specialist.

Dr Gladys walks with a female health worker, all wearing medical scrubs.

“Everyone deserves quality eye care services”

In Uganda, an inclusive eye health programme has helped to protect people’s vision and build a sustainable eye health system that can be accessed by everyone.

Sightsavers to exhibit at UK’s largest optical event

Sightsavers is at the 100% Optical conference in London on 24-26 February, to raise awareness about avoidable blindness and invite eye health professionals to help protect sight worldwide.

February 2024
Zahra has her eyes examined.

Bringing eye health into the classroom

Zahra is one of the many children now thriving thanks to a Sightsavers programme to screen school students for eye conditions and health problems.

Hortance stands alongside a man at a Sightsavers event stand.

Six takeaways from the International Conference for Public Health in Africa

Sightsavers’ Hortance Manjo shares insights from the event in Zambia, which highlighted eye health for the first time.

Hortance Manjo, January 2024
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