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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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Junior Painter 2016: Regional Winners

28 January 2016

Judging for our annual Junior Painter competition took place last week and the results are in! Continue reading

Tim McDonnell and Eoin Macken smiling at the camera.

World Sight Day exhibition returns to Dublin

19 January 2016

Due to popular demand, Eoin Macken and Tim McDonnell's exhibition has been revived at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin. Continue reading

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Sightsavers features on American NPR Morning Edition

15 January 2016

National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent, Jason Beaubien, spoke on the American show’s Morning Edition today about his recent trip to Ghana which featured our river blindness prevention work. Continue reading

The big screen at meeting house square, dublin

We made it through the rain!

09 December 2015

We celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities by sharing stories on the big screen in Meeting House Square, Dublin. Continue reading


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keeps us running

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