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Angeshita smiles broadly.

“I’m a living testimony of cataract surgery”

When Angeshita regained her independence after her eye operation, so did her family. They are now able to return to school and work, giving them all hope for the future.

An eye health doctor wearing a smart white shirt and sunglasses.

Alinafe cuts the queues

Learn about one man's mission to make a difference in Malawi by training as an eye health specialist.

A female community drug distributor measures a girl to see how much medication she needs to protect her from trachoma.

“Our programme has transformed communities”

Now in its sixth year, the Accelerate programme has already delivered 53 million treatments to protect people from trachoma, and managed 91,000 advanced cases of the disease.

Dr Gladys walks with a female health worker, all wearing medical scrubs.

“Everyone deserves quality eye care services”

In Uganda, an inclusive eye health programme has helped to protect people’s vision and build a sustainable eye health system that can be accessed by everyone.

Zahra has her eyes examined.

Bringing eye health into the classroom

Zahra is one of the many children now thriving thanks to a Sightsavers programme to screen school students for eye conditions and health problems.

A mother holds and looks at her young son as they stand in front of a brick wall.

Treating cataracts in Zambia: “I know their future is going to be bright”

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness. On World Sight Day, learn what Sightsavers is doing to protect the sight of children with cataracts in Zambia.

A close-up of a woman having her eyes checked for trachoma.

Trachoma elimination in Benin: “All the pain was gone. It was like a miracle!”

Benin has become the latest country to eliminate blinding trachoma. Here we meet people whose lives have been transformed, and those who helped to banish the disease.

Fundraiser Eamonn Gibney

“It was awesome to see the sun creeping over the horizon. It made all the challenges we’d faced worth it”

Eamonn Gibney took part in the First Light for Sight challenge in January 2023 and raised more than €5,000 for Sightsavers Ireland.

Fundraiser Martina with Ronan from Adventure.ie

“No words or photos can do it justice. I felt joy that this experience was restoring sight for so many people”

Martina Parker took part in the First Light for Sight challenge in January 2023 and raised more than €8,000 for Sightsavers Ireland.

Fundraiser Owen Campbell

“I’m still in awe of the Arctic challenge. I have memories imprinted in my head and heart”

Owen Campbell took part in the First Light for Sight challenge in January 2023 and raised more than €10,000 for Sightsavers Ireland.

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