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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


Rehima Sima - Ready

Share your eyes for International Women’s Day!

27 February 2015

Be part of International Women's Day 2015 and share a picture of your eyes on Facebook or Twitter. Continue reading


On the broad and narrow streets of Dublin!

10 March 2015

In the past month we've roamed the streets of Dublin rallying up support. Have you seen us? If not, keep a look out and come and say hello! Continue reading

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Junior Painter: First winners announced!

23 February 2015

The first winners have been announced for Sightsavers' Junior Painter awards 2015. There was some tough competition with over 5,000 entries! A huge congratulations to all the students who took part. Continue reading

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Torres’ Wine and Dine in the Dark

29 January 2015

Eating. So easy you can do it with your eyes closed? We're hosting a Wine and Dine in the Dark evening courtesy of Torres Wines, tickets are still available so reserve your place now! Continue reading


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