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


Mercy, who is wearing an eye patch sits for an eye examination.

Celebrating World Sight Day across the globe

13 October 2016

World Sight Day is an awareness day held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Find out how we're celebrating. 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

Eoin and Mario and his family sitting in the village.

Watch Eoin Macken’s final video short

11 October 2016

Watch Eoin Macken's final video short ahead of the full-length film premiering on World Sight Day, Thursday 13th October. Continue reading

Eoin and Henrique sit on the floor with a group of smiling children.

Watch Eoin Macken’s second video short

04 October 2016

In 2014, actors Eoin Macken and Tim McDonnell traveled to Northern Mozambique to film Sightsavers’ work in the field. 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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