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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

people39million

people around the world are blind

firstaid80%

of this can be cured or prevented

News

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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

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Snap a Sight photo competition

21 March 2014

The votes are in and the winners of Sightsavers’ Snap a Sight photo competition have been awarded. What sight would you miss the most if you lost your vision? Continue reading

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This week we visit Kilkenny

14 July 2014

Over the last few weeks our fundraisers have slowly been making their way around Ireland. Not seen them yet? Well this week is the turn of Kilkenny! We call on you to help us save people from a life of blindness. Continue reading

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Focus: our new supporter magazine

24 March 2014

It’s here! Sightsavers is proud to announce the release of its newly designed and named magazine, Focus. Continue reading

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For every €1 we receive (including donated supplies)

94.5c

is spent on our vital work

5c

grows awareness and funds

0.5c

keeps us running

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

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