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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


Africa day thumb

Join us for Africa Day!

25 May 2016

We will be celebrating at the Farmleigh Estate in Dublin on Sunday 29 May. Continue reading

Paralympian Kelly Gallagher sitting with students at Guediawaye School

Dublin hosts 2016 International Disability and Development Consortium Assembly

26 April 2016

Turning the Sustainable Development Goals into Actions. Continue reading


Junior Painters at Mountains to Sea

07 March 2016

At Sightsavers, we are very proud of our Junior Painters, and love any opportunity to share their creativity with others. Continue reading

A screenshot of the interactive map showing trachoma prevalence.

Trachoma mapping project identifies 100 million people at risk from blindness

11 March 2016

The largest infectious disease survey ever undertaken has ended, providing essential data to help take the next steps to eliminate the disease. Continue reading


For every €1 we receive (including donated supplies)


goes towards our vital work


grows awareness and funds


keeps us running

Irish Aid logoIrish Aid has committed to a four-year development funding grant for our work in West Africa. Find out more.


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