Our partners

Seeing is Believing's partners are among the world's leading eye care expert non-government organisations, delivering vital eye care services to millions in need in the developing world. They operate under the umbrella of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) - partners with Standard Chartered Bank in the Seeing is Believing initiative.

Venu logoInternational Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.

Addenbrooke’s Abroad logoAddenbrooke’s Abroad

Addenbrooke's Abroad was established in 2006 in response to increasing recognition within the NHS and at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) that engaging with global health has benefits for patients and health care workers both overseas and in the UK.

Brien Holden Vision InstituteBrien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI)

Brien Holden Vision Institute focuses on innovation in refractive error correction. The institute applies proven best practices and breakthrough innovation to keep eye care accessible and affordable for all.


CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. With over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

HKI logoHelen Keller International (HKI)

Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. They aim to combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.

OEU logoOperation Eyesight Universal (OEU)

Operation Eyesight works collaboratively with each of its medical partners to achieve quality, comprehensive, sustainable eye care services. The organisation is active in India and the African nations of Ghana, Kenya and Zambia, investing in sustainable treatment, prevention and community development activities to address specific problems as well as the root causes of blindness.

Orbis logoORBIS International

Orbis International is an international non-profit non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Orbis programmes focus on the prevention of blindness and the treatment of blinding eye diseases in developing countries.

PB Union logoPB Union

Our Philosophy: To provide a forum and develop an International Union of Nongovernmental Development Organizations in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) and Africa.


Empowering visually impaired people to do what they dare to dream.Council’s Vision is to facilitate a network of organisations who collaborate towards the prevention of blindness and securing the full participation and inclusion of blind and partially sighted people.

SightSavers logoSightsavers International

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. The organisation works in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.

Fred Hollows logoThe Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation works towards ending avoidable blindness in the communities and countries where it works. It champions the right to have high-quality, affordable eye-care and good health, with a vision of a world where no one is needlessly blind.

Dr Shroff logoDr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital

Dr Shroff’s is a non-profit, super–speciality eye-care service provider in north India, working towards reducing the burden of avoidable blindness in north India.

Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology logoTilganga Institute of Ophthalmology

TIO is the implementing body of the Nepal Eye Program, a non-profit, community based, non-government organization. With an aim to act as a model for treatment research and training, independent of, but in co-operation with all other eye care centres and organizations in Nepal, the current TIO facility was opened in 1994.