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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


Three school girls display paintings

Junior Painter 2015 has launched!

01 December 2014

Our annual art competition Junior Painter has launched! Find out how your child or students can take part and win some great prizes for their school. Continue reading

Eoin Macken squatting and holding a camera.

Actor Eoin Macken sees our work in action

16 September 2014

Actor, Eoin Macken recently travelled to Mozambique with Sightsavers to make a documentary about our work treating people with cataracts Continue reading

A group of people around a table

Tea with a twist

10 September 2014

Some of our super fundraisers have been busy baking in style. See how they managed to raise €600 in just one morning! Continue reading


Did you see us?

21 August 2014

This week our fundraisers have been travelling across Enfield and Edenderry spreading the Sightsavers message. Can you help us save people from avoidable blindness? Continue reading


For every €1 we receive (including donated supplies)


is spent on 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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