Combat Blindness International: Eliminating Preventable Blindness

At Combat Blindness International, our mission is to eliminate preventable blindness worldwide by providing sustainable, equitable solutions for sight through partnerships and innovation.

Elimination & Prevention

80% of blindness is preventable. Between cataract surgeries, screenings, providing glasses and providing medical supplies, we try to treat preventable blindness in all ages across the world. Through these treatments, we can not only directly affect an individual’s life, but impact their family and their community, as well.

Building Capacity and Infrastructure

We believe in the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” CBI goes a step beyond simply providing surgeries. We work with our partners to develop sustainable solutions to their specific problems and provide them with the tools, knowledge, and infrastructure to operate independently. A higher capacity means more people can get the treatment they need.

Cataract Program

CBI is partnering with Peek Vision and The Republic of Botswana Ministry of Health to provide surgeries for Botswana’s backlog of cataract patients and build the country’s capacity for eye care.


Whether it’s screenings, providing glasses or surgeries, we believe that each child should receive the same educational and life opportunities as their peers.

Certified Ophthalmic Personnel Program

In partnership with CBI, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital is training young women in India to become Certified Ophthalmic Personnel and educating them to become strong, empowered women.

Eye Care

CBI, with LVPEI, is building an eye network in Odisha, India that will provide care to approximately 1,000,000 people through the creation of two Eye Centers in Balasore and Keonjhar.

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