Sightsavers believes nobody should be blind from avoidable causes, and we want everybody, no matter where they live, to be able to get eye treatment when they need it, regardless of who they are or where they live.
Globally, the number of people in need of eye care is spiralling. Unless eye health services improve, the number of people who are blind could triple to 115 million by 2050.
Sightsavers aims to address this by providing eye surgery and training eye care workers to provide vital treatment. Since our work began, we’ve helped to carry out more than 10 million sight-saving eye operations.
Through community volunteers, we distribute medication to protect people from blinding diseases that can cause pain, stigma and lifelong impairment. We also work to ensure health services are accessible to people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.
Help us change lives: Support our End is in Sight campaign to eliminate trachoma and stop people going blind from this agonising disease. Join the campaign