What Can $25 Do?
$25 is all it takes to change the life of a mother, son, neighbor or friend with sight-restoring surgery.
The cost of everyday luxuries can restore someone’s sight, independence and dignity.
Cataract causes around 51% of the world’s blindness and a sight restoring cataract surgery costs as little as $25.
Where Your $25 Goes
- IOLs and Sutures
- Food and Drink
THE CORE OF WHAT WE DO
Help CBI create more memories like the stories below:
Sabino had been blind since birth, due to congenital cataracts. He and his brother are orphaned and live in extreme poverty in Paraguay and could not afford eye care. In 2014, Sabino regained his vision after receiving a free life changing cataract surgery and for the first time was able to attend school with his friends.
Balite was completely blind from both glaucoma and cataract. He had to be led around by his son. After a successful surgery to correct the cataract in one eye, he was able to see his son for the first time in years. Filled with happiness, he regained his independence and dignity, and could now care for his son.
Esna Marnatona loves reading. She loves it so much she even pursued a career as a teacher, until cataracts took away her ability to read. After her sight restoring surgery, Esna said the first thing she wanted to do when she got home was read. We are honored to have helped restore a lifetime of enjoyment for Esna.
GET TO KNOW THE FACTS
80% of blindness is treatable or preventable.
About 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in low-income settings.
Globally, 43% of visual impairment is caused by refractive errors, and 33% is caused by cataracts.