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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


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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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Come and see us this week at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

07 January 2015

We’ll be at the Royal Dublin Society from today until Saturday 10 January at stand W21. Visit us there for your chance to win some swanky prizes and to witness a miracle an hour! Continue reading

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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


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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