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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
A team of surgeons carrying out a cataract operation in Cameroon.

Sightsavers and partners launch innovative approach to funding cataract surgery

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan could provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the next five years.

October 2017
Fynn meets programme staff during his trip.

Good eye health services are vital, whether you live in Cardiff or Kenya

In summer 2017, 16-year-old Fynn Helyar travelled to Samburu County in Kenya to see eye examinations, diagnoses and surgery. Here is his story.

October 2017
The cover of the single, showing the words 'Emojion' and 'So Much More'

Proceeds from Specsavers’ charity song to be donated to Sightsavers

The track, entitled ‘So Much More’, was written, recorded and produced by Specsavers staff and released on iTunes in September.

October 2017
Ivan, a Ugandan child, wears his new spectacles.

Recycling used spectacles: Sightsavers’ policy

A position paper from Sightsavers explaining why they do not take part in the recycling of used spectacles, including lack of cost-effectiveness.

A slum area of Bhopal, India.

Ensuring universal access to eye health in Bhopal

A document detailing Sightsavers' pilot approach aimed at developing an Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) model and IEH Minimum Standards in Bhopal, India.

An eye health clinic in Bhopal, India.

Universal design and inclusive eye health: a pilot initiative in Bhopal

An Inclusive Eye Health initiative in Bhopal involving a tertiary eye hospital and six primary vision centres located within urban informal settlements.

A Cambodian child tries on new glasses at school.

Inclusion made easy in eye health programs

How to make eye care services accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities, and assist people with permanent vision loss.

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