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We help blind people to see again, and prevent people from going blind wherever we can. We work to improve the lives of people with disabilities, particularly those who have permanent sight loss.


Registered charity no. 207544

Member since November 2017

About us

We prevent avoidable blindness in some of the poorest parts of the world by diagnosing and treating conditions such as cataracts. We’re also fighting to eliminate debilitating neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma and river blindness.

We promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities so everyone has the chance to learn, earn and be happy. We provide vocational training, help children with disabilities to go to school, and campaign to raise awareness of disability rights.

We work with governments around the world to tackle problems at the root of avoidable blindness, such as access to clean water and education. We work alongside local communities make changes for the long term, to support people who need it most.

You’ll be transforming lives

Every gift you give helps change lives for people in the world’s poorest countries. Since our work began, your donations have provided 6.1 million cataract surgeries and 332,000 trachoma operations. Our donors have also helped us to support more than 180,000 people with disabilities, enabling them to live full and independent lives.

We think it’s money well spent, and we hope you do too.