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A street in an urban slum in Lahore.

Going where the need is greatest: eye care in Lahore, Pakistan

It’s vitally important to investigate and address eye health disparities in urban areas, says Sightsavers' Guillaume Trotignon.

Guillaume Trotignon, November 2017
A truck stacked high with bags of rice travels down the road in Bihar, India.

How Sightsavers is changing lives in India

Sightsavers’ Ed Hennessy travelled to Bihar in north-east India with staff from corporate partner Nikon to see how cataracts are treated in some of the poorest and most remote parts of the country.

October 2017
Kauser has her eyes screened.

Kausar’s story

Kausar had been losing her sight for years, and worried how her family would cope. But a Sightsavers-funded cataract operation turned her life around.

Zamurrad sits alone in her home in Pakistan.

Zamurrad’s story

Zamurrad’s life ground to a halt when she developed cataracts, but a straightforward operation gave her back her independence.

Murtaza picks sweets out of a box in a shop, while smiling.

Murtaza’s story

When 30-year-old Murtaza started losing his sight to cataracts, he feared he’d be reliant on his family. But straightforward surgery restored his vision.

A view of the photo exhibition, with the London skyline in the background.

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.

October 2017
11-year-old Pouk Sreyneth smiles while wearing her new glasses.

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.

Imran Khan, October 2017
Happy children playing with balloons in a garden

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.

October 2017
A girl in India holds one hand over her eye during a sight test at school.

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.

October 2017
From the cover of Sightsavers annual report 2011: a woman smiling as she covers one of her eyes.

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.

October 2017
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