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Impacting 6 million children in East...

The East Africa Child Eye Health project is spread across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It is among the first of five child eye-care projects that have been implemented...

Our annual partnership with brokers

On 15 April 2015, we ran our seventh annual Broker Day to raise money for Seeing is Believing. Since 2009, we have been changing lives through this partnership with our...

Transforming treatment for glaucoma in...

While medical breakthroughs have been made to treat cataract and diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness, remains a challenge to diagnose...

Celebrating Partnerships

On December 11 2014, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and Standard Chartered organised an event in London, UK, to celebrate their work towards ending avoidable...

Our impact

173,000 health workers trained in eye care

Eye health education: Awareness on eye health and eye health services is created through distribution of booklets on eye heath in schools, comminity and hospitals. Radio and television are used to create awareness about eye health.

3.4 million sight restoration surgeries

Sight restoration surgeries: We help restore sights for adults and children who have cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other causes of avoidable blindness.

47 million people educated on eye health

People reached: we reach beneficiaries through sight restoration surgeries, screening, distributing spectacles and vitamin A supplements, providing eye health education & training healthcare workers. 

775,000 pairs of spectacles distributed

Spectacles provided: Adults and children with refractive error are provided with low-cost spectacles. We also provide low vision devices to people suffering from irreversible blindness. 

15 million people screened for visual impairment

Patients screened: Adults and children are screened for refractive errors. Those with complicated cases are referred to hospitals supported by Seeing is Believing projects. 

Funds raised

We have raised since 2003 total of US$82 million including bank's matching

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Since 2003, we've playeda prominent role in preventing over 100 million people from going blind. With your help, we can do even more.

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All about our work on video

Broker Day sets high limits

We ran our 7th annual Broker Day to raise funds for SIB in April 2015. The funds raised help us run programmes including this mobile eye clinic for the elderly in Singapore, who have difficulty accessing the local healthcare system.

Get your next eye exam on a smartphone

How do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by? Andrew Bastawrous demos a smartphone app and cheap hardware that might help.

A day in the life of an eye doctor

Meet Jaoirs Fumpa, a leading eye doctor from the Mukinge Mission Hospital in Zambia. Supported by SiB, Dr Fumpa regularly travels to rural clinics across Zambia to provide eye care treatments to patients who may otherwise go blind.

 

Where we are

  • We currently have 35 ongoing projects spread across 24 countries that address comprehensive eye care and paediatric eye care programmes.
  • Choose a location and find out more about our current projects, including what type of project it is, who we're working with, and the progress they're making