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What we do

We work to eliminate avoidable blindness and help bring about equality for people with disabilities. In other words, we:

  • Help blind people to see
  • Prevent others from going blind unnecessarily
  • Support people to live independently if their sight loss can’t be undone

The reasons behind avoidable blindness run deeper than the eye diseases that cause them. They result from – and lead to – poverty, and are often accompanied by social exclusion and early death. So, instead of slapping a sticking-plaster on the problem, we work to ensure that people who are visually impaired or blind have access to preventive, curative and rehabilitative services without financial hardship.

Our approach

Ngo For Education

Support equality

We support local organisations, governments and schools to train specialist teaching staff. Every year we supply low vision aids like glasses, braille kits and learning tools to people who need them, and educate communities to eliminate the stigma around visual impairment and blindness. We also support people who are visually impaired or blind to get an education, earn an income and live independently.

Blind Education

Campaign for change

We work to influence governments, local organisations and businesses to strengthen the systems needed to solve problems that cause avoidable blindness, including those which most of us take for granted – like access to clean water and sanitation. We campaign to extend the outreach of preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to areas where they don’t exist, and help ensure that timely support is provided to people who need it.

Education For Blind Children

Prevent blindness and restoring sight

We promote eye health by supporting our partners to conduct millions of eye examinations every year. We refer people for eye treatment and eye operations; distribute medicines to prevent blindness; fund eye operations for people who need them, and train eye care workers and surgeons to enable them to help people who are blind or visually impaired.

 

Where we work

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Sightsavers India takes a step forward in making elections inclusive with participation of people with disabilities

21 November 2018

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Sightsavers India takes a step forward in making elections inclusive with participation of people with disabilities

21 November 2018

Raipur, November 21, 2018: The just concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh for 90 seats witnessed close to 74% voter turnout. The final numbers which will be shared by the Election Commission may go a little Continue reading

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Sightsavers celebrates World Sight Day in India

23 October 2018

World Sight day is celebrated globally to draw attention to blindness and visual impairment across the world. It is observed on the second Thursday of October every year. The theme of World Sight Day for 2018 was ‘Eye Care Every Continue reading

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Inauguration of the Renovated Eye Hospital IN Kamakhyanagar

24 September 2018

Kamakhyanagar, Dhenkanal, Odisha, 20/09/2018 – The renovated eye unit in Kamakhyanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH), Dhenkanal, strengthened by Sightsavers was inaugurated by the Chief District Medical Officer Continue reading

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Sightsavers launches its fourth Static Vision Centre under RAAHI in Ballabhgarh, Haryana.

17 September 2018

New Delhi, September 17, 2018: Sightsavers opened a new Vision Centre under the RAAHI- National Truckers’ Eye Health Programme in Transport Nagar Ballabhgarh, Haryana. RAAHI is designed to align with the Sightsavers global Uncor Continue reading

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