With over three decades of experience working in some of the most remote areas of the world, we know that partnering with trusted community members and creating a permanent presence is essential to reaching people who would otherwise remain needlessly blind or visually impaired.
We are dedicated to universal access to eye care. We aim to ensure those who wouldn’t typically have access to high quality care receive the attention and treatment they need and deserve.
Through partnerships with existing local infrastructure, we establish or improve permanent primary eye care facilities, ensuring long-term solutions. We support the employment of highly-trained eye care personnel, provide diagnostic equipment, and supply medications and minor surgical consumables.
Local eye care staff work with teachers, train volunteers, and educate community leaders so they become champions for eye care. By mobilizing a broad team of eye care supporters, communities become better aware of eye diseases and how to utilize eye care services in the area. Additionally, our partners’ use of a cost recovery approach to providing care ensures that no one is turned away, regardless of their ability to pay.
Breaking down barriers to access is crucial to ensuring the power of sight is within everyone’s reach.