Tibet

Mobile Eye Camps

Seva has long supported this innovative way to bring eye care services to poor people in remote areas of Tibet, Nepal and Cambodia.

Eye Camps in Tibet

Susan Erdmann, a member of the Board of Seva Canada, traveled to Tibet to observe one of the many mobile eye camps Seva sponsors each year.

Nepal

The Biggest Smile Ever

At a mobile eye camp in a mountain village in Nepal, a young mother has cataract surgery and sees her baby for the first time!

MEET: Ram Bahadur Pandley

Seva's eye care team met Mr. Ram Bahadur when he and his wife came to a Seva remote eye camp in the town of Arghakhanchi, Nepal. Bahadur couldn't see our faces because he had completely lost his eyesight, but he told us his story.

To Lumbini With Love

Volunteer ophthalmologists from California spent a week doing advanced training for doctors at the Lumbini Eye Care Program in Nepal.

A Generous Donation by MODO Provides Eyeglasses to Nepal and Guatemala

Each year, Seva is the beneficiary of numerous in-kind donations. From volunteers giving their time, to supplies and equipment, the poorest of the poor can be served with sight saving eye care thanks to this important support.

India

Critical Impact: Aurolab

Seva's longtime partner, Aurolab — the manufacturing division of Aravind Eye Care Systems in India — has opened a giant new facility.  Now, millions of people will have access to affordable lens implants.

Seva Honored with "Critical Impact Award"

The Council on Foundations chose Seva to receive this prestigious award for "revolutionizing" community-based eye care programs by helping to launch Aurolab.

Bangladesh

Seva and Nobel Prize Winner in New Partnership

Dr. Muhammud Yunus and Grameen Bank, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, are partnering with Seva to build a network of eye hospitals in Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries.

Mexico

Increasing Access to Eye Care in Mexico

Dr. Marty Spencer recently traveled to Instituto Mexicano de Oftalmología in Querétaro, Mexico to teach additional doctors to perform sight-saving surgeries. This training will increase capacity to address the surgical backlog and end needless blindness that affects so many people throughout Latin America. Watch Seva's featured video to learn how your support is making a difference.

Cambodia

Eye Care and Economic Opportunity in Cambodia

Seva is helping to bring eye care, jobs and new opportunity to Cambodia's poorest province.

A Day in the Life of a Seva Outreach Worker

Meet Mr. Leng Pisith. Leng is a community eye health outreach worker based out of the Seva field office in Battambang, Cambodia. Each week Leng packs up his set of basic optometry tools and travels to remote communities throughout his assigned region of Cambodia along the border of Thailand.

Seeing a New Future in Cambodia

There are fewer than ten local ophthalmologists working in Cambodia today — and Seva Foundation helped train half of them.

Reaching the Unreached in Cambodia

Seva Programs Plan for Expansion into Two New Provinces. With a tumultuous history, the challenges in Cambodia are great. The nation's medical infrastructure was completely destroyed after many years of war and genocide. Seva's donor supported programs have been actively working to train Cambodian eye care nurses and ophthalmologists, build and equip eye care facilities, and provide outreach services to the masses who continue to live in poverty.

Pakistan

A Clear Vision for Pakistan

Seva's new partnership in Pakistan is bringing eye care to people in a remote rural area for the first time.

Africa

Improving Eye Care in Africa

KCCO, Seva's lead partner in Africa, celebrated the opening of its new training center — a vital resource that will help bring eye care services to millions of people for the first time.

Building a "Bridge" to Eye Care in Africa

Using a community outreach strategy to bring in patients from rural areas in Tanzania, Seva-partner KCCO has increased the number of cataract surgeries in the area by nearly 300% .

Guatemala

A Generous Donation by MODO Provides Eyeglasses to Nepal and Guatemala

Each year, Seva is the beneficiary of numerous in-kind donations. From volunteers giving their time, to supplies and equipment, the poorest of the poor can be served with sight saving eye care thanks to this important support.

United States

The Launch of Seva's American Indian Sight Initiative

For over 30 years, Seva Foundation's Native American program has been providing support to Native American communities. This year, we are proud to announce the launch of a new focus, the American Indian Sight Initiative, a U.S. based program focused on addressing vision needs among Native Americans.

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