Elimination & Prevention
International Cataract Program
Certified Ophthalmic Paramedic Program
International Pediatric Program
Eye Care Infrastructure
Many low-income countries lack the infrastructure to provide effective eye care, particularly in rural areas. By establishing surgical centers, we are bringing eye care to the doorsteps of the rural poor.
Know The Facts
The leading cause of blindness is cataracts, affecting more than 100 million people worldwide.
43 million people around the world are blind.
90% of blindness is treatable or preventable.
1.1 billion people globally have vision loss, and 1.7 billion will be impacted by 2050.
Approximately 90% of visually impaired people live in low- and middle-income countries.
55% of visually impaired people worldwide are women.
Children with vision impairment have poorer educational outcomes and are more likely to be excluded from schools. (Neil Oakshott, Operation Eyesight Universal)