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The problem

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.

We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help


people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented


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Kelly Gallagher appears on Ireland AM and the Ray D’arcy show

29 November 2015

Paralympic gold medal winner and Sightsavers ambassador Kelly Gallagher appeared on Ireland AM and the Ray D'arcy radio show on Friday to talk about the importance of education for children with disabilities. Continue reading


Meet us in Dublin on Thursday!

30 November 2015

Meet us at Meeting House Square in Dublin this Thursday! We'll be there chatting about our work and sharing some stories on a giant cinema screen! #Perceptions Continue reading

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Paralympic skier urges world leaders to leave no child behind

23 November 2015

British Paralympic skier, Kelly Gallagher MBE is joining Sightsavers in calling on world leaders to ensure all children, including those with disabilities, have access to a quality education wherever they are growing up. Continue reading

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The results are in!

20 November 2015

We’ve been asking people in Ireland and some celebrity friends to think about the #ValueOfSight as part of our Million Miracles campaign. Continue reading


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