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.
people protected against river blindness
sight restoring cataract operations
people treated with trachoma antibiotics
This week Sightsavers launches Specs Appeal, an eBay auction of more than 60 pairs of glasses and sunglasses given by celebrity donors. Continue reading
The full-length film, 'A Gift of Sight' is released for World Sight Day 2016. Continue reading
goes on vital charity work
goes on growing awareness and our funding
Irish Aid has committed to a four-year development funding grant for our work in West Africa. Find out more.
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