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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 teenagers holding framed pictures.

Snap a Sight photo competition

21 March 2014

The winners of Sightsavers’ Snap a Sight photo competition have been announced! We asked students nationwide to snap the sight that they would miss the most … Continue reading

A silhouette of a woman walking with a stick.

Focus: our new supporter magazine

24 March 2014

We’ve redesigned and renamed our supporter magazine (formerly known as Sightsavers News). We’re really proud of our new magazine – it’s full of stories about the people … Continue reading

Three female students holding their award-winning framed paintings.

The Junior Painter Awards 2013/2014

24 March 2014

We are delighted to announce the overall winners of Sightsavers’ Junior Painter awards 2013/2014! National winner: Naoise Clarke-Carr (8) from Ratoath Junior National School, Co. Meath … Continue reading

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