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Eye health

Asma stands smiling in front of a large palm tree.

“Every day is women’s day when you cherish women’s dignity”

Asma is project manager for Sightsavers’ inclusive eye health project in Bangladesh, which is breaking down the barriers women face when accessing eye care services.

Dr Jalikatu smiles while wearing her surgical coat.

“As a woman, you’re always trying to prove that you belong”

Meet Dr Jalikatu, who’s the only female ophthalmologist in Sierra Leone and the head of the national eye care programme.

A smiling boy receives a gift of a backpack and art supplies.

Spectrum Markets helps children in Nigeria get creative for World Children’s Day

Students in Kaduna State celebrated by creating colourful drawings using art materials donated by Sightsavers’ corporate partner.

November 2021
A collage of images featuring men, women and children wearing glasses.

World Sight Day 2021: highlights from around the world

On 14 October 2021, Sightsavers staff, partner organisations and supporters celebrated World Sight Day to raise awareness about the importance of access to good eye care.

October 2021
Two Instagram images, one featuring a sunflower and the other featuring a girl with cucumber on her eye, with the text Love Your Eyes.

World Sight Day 2021: how our corporate partners helped us celebrate

On 14 October 2021, Sightsavers’ corporate partners celebrated World Sight Day to raise awareness about the importance of access to good eye care.

October 2021
Women waiting in a queue to get their eyes checked.

World Sight Day: Sightsavers calls for urgent action on global eye health

Sightsavers is marking World Sight Day on 14 October by highlighting that the number of people worldwide who are blind could reach 115 million by 2050.

October 2021
A man wearing sunglasses smiles with his two happy grandchildren.

“Now I can see again, I can make money to support my family”

Father and grandfather Sardar from Pakistan is the main breadwinner for his family. But his children and grandchildren faced an uncertain future when he began to develop cataracts.

Four patients wait while socially distancing for their trauchoma surgery while wearing PPE and face masks.

Eye care and COVID-19: what we’ve learned during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, our priority has been to restart our work quickly and safely. Sightsavers staff reveal our how eye care programmes have evolved in the past 18 months.

October 2021
A screengrab from Sumrana Yasmin and Mutave Mutemi video interview.

What do we mean by the global eye health crisis?

In an interview for World Sight Day 2021, Sumrana Yasmin, Sightsavers’ global technical lead for eye health, talks to Mutave Mutemi about her work, the global eye health crisis and how we all have a part to play in addressing it.

Sightsavers, October 2021
Safia has her eyes examined by a health worker to check for signs of trachoma.

Seeing clearly: five sight-saving stories in Benin

The Accelerate programme, supported by Sightsavers, aims to stop people going blind from trachoma. In Benin, five patients reveal how the programme has changed their lives.

September 2021
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