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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


Judges PJ Lynch and Joan Bergin HELP LAUNCH jUNIOR pAINTER 2017

Ready… steady… paint!

16 August 2016

Junior Painter 2017 was launched this week at the Dublin Convention Centre with help from two of the celebrity judges. Continue reading


Out and about in the Lakeland County

24 August 2016

This week our fundraisers are in the Lakeland County, centered around the Ballyconnell/Belturbet area of Co. Cavan. Continue reading

A map of where trachoma is endemic

Accelerating the elimination of trachoma

27 July 2016

The WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020) has released its plan of action for eliminating the disease by 2020. Continue reading

A photographer takes photos of Majidul and his family in hospital.

Sightsavers’ work to feature on BBC’s ‘Forces of Nature’

22 July 2016

Tune in to BBC one on Monday 25 July at 9pm, to watch Majidul's story. 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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