39 Million people around the world are blind, and over 285 Million people are severely vision impaired.
2.2 billion people struggle with near vision and need reading glasses – that is more than 1 in 4 people.
Without proper care millions will continue to live without the gift of sight, even though 75% of all blindness can be cured or treated.
We’re working across the World to bring the gift of sight to people in impoverished communities who have been living in the dark for far too long. Many people living in poverty with vision problems never get the treatment they need for clearer vision, even when it’s something as simple as receiving a pair of glasses, or if they require a life-changing but simple cataracts surgery. Blindness can be isolating and leave people excluded from society, as well as struggling to cope financially.
Our eye care programme is changing thousands of lives around the world by making eye care a priority. Our eye camps and the treatments they provide are making it easier for the elderly to live with dignity, children to continue with their educations, parents to provide for their families, and people everywhere to come together and take part in their communities.
For just £1,500 you can help run an entire eye camp, giving hundreds of people the ability to see again and live a life of brightness, dignity and respect.
We advertise in local newspapers, TV stations, community centres and the radio one month in advance so we make sure as many people are aware as possible.
We carry out screening services to determine who require glasses, medication, surgery or further hospital referrals.
Those who require surgery and are healthy undergo further testing for Diabetes, Blood Pressure, HIV and Hepatitis B & C.
Patients undergo surgery and are provided with accommodation and food during this time.
The following day, check-ups are carried out and bandages are removed. If there are no complications, patients are allowed to go home.
One week later, a follow-up camp is organised whereby surgeons can ensure patients are recovering well and that eyesight is fully restored.
You can help us bring life-changing eye care to people across the world by making a £45 donation to our eye care programme today. Donate now to provide eye checks, medication and treatment to people in need.
At our eye camps, we screen patients for cataracts, as well as providing children with general eye health checks, and distributing glasses. We treat patients for any issues that they may have with their eye health, and actively work to prevent visual impairments throughout the World.
Since 2010, we have conducted over 123,792 cataract surgeries for people living in poverty across nine countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Palestine, Kenya and South Sudan.
We are proud of our achievement of 123,792 cataract surgeries completed from 2010 of being the first in Pakistan with mobile eye camp facility. Since then we have expanded across the world providing life changing eye care.
Each eye camp usually attracts around 300 people on the day and we carry out between 30-50 cataracts and you will receive a report for each case and the camp overall. But a lot more happens leading up to and on the day:
The cost of one eye camp is £1500 and in return you get a full report, case studies and more importantly, give people the gift of sight that they can only dream and could never afford.
You can even set this up as monthly payment at £125 per month.
I have personally set one eye camp in Kamalia, Pakistan, my parents’ hometown.
Contact me directly to set up an eye camp today via a beautiful little charity that specialises in this area of work.
0777 999 88 77
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1 day eye camp: where most needed
2 day eye camp: area of your choice
Slit lamp: for eye examinations