Sightsavers global


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The problem

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 percent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

Shocked at how unfair this is? So are we. But you can help us do something about it.

We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.

Find out what we’re doing about it

How we’re doing

How you can help


people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented



Huge success for Specs Appeal auction

06 December 2016

Our celebrity eBay auction, which offered bidders the opportunity to bid on hundreds of pairs of glasses and sunglasses once owned by celebrities, has come to an end after 10 days. Continue reading


Specs Appeal with eBay

21 November 2016

This week Sightsavers and its partner eBay launch Specs Appeal, an auction of more than 100 pairs of glasses and sunglasses given by celebrity donors. Continue reading

Thumbnail of a child smiling, highlighting Sightsavers deworming work being recognised by charity evaluator GiveWell

GiveWell names Sightsavers ‘top charity’ this #GivingTuesday

29 November 2016

Sightsavers is named one of seven ‘top charities’ by charity evaluator GiveWell for our work treating children for parasitic infections. Continue reading

The CATCH team standing in a row.

Changing lives in Mozambique

11 October 2016

One of our current programs has carried out an incredible 185 cataract surgeries in just 15 days. Continue reading


For every $1 we receive (including donated supplies)


goes towards our vital work


grows awareness and funds


makes sure everything runs properly

Our supporters

Sightsavers’ work would not be possible without our supporters. We are grateful to all of them for the valuable contributions they make towards fighting preventable blindness.

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