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Watch our inspiring online celebration highlighting CBI’s impact and the people we serve, featuring a fun silent auction, and more. And thanks to a longtime supporter, all donations will be matched up to $50,000 through October 19th!

Help us reach our World Sight Day goal!

Browse and Bid in our Silent Auction

Our auction closes at 10 p.m. CDT on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Bid on incredible getaways, enriching experiences, global handcrafts and more!

CBI Silent Auction Details 

What: Bid on incredible getaways, enriching experiences, global handcrafts and more. 

When: Now through Thursday, October 13, 2022

Where: Handbid, our mobile auction platform

How: Register on your computer or download the Handbid app and follow the registration instructions.


Once you are logged in, select “Combat Blindness International Auction 2022” from the list of auctions.

Pro tip: “ENABLE NOTIFICATIONS” so you’ll know when you’ve been outbid. Happy bidding!

World Sight Day Details

What: Follow a patient, Aamna, through her eye care journey at CBI’s partner hospital, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, and learn about our impact this year.

Donations will be matched up to $50,000 to support our Cataract, Pediatric and Certified Ophthalmic Paramedic Programs, as well as our new Aadya Initiative. For pennies, a child can have their eyes examined and receive free glasses.

When: Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:30-7:15 p.m. CDT

Where: Watch it live on this landing page, and on CBI’s Facebook page.

For only $25, a 20-minute cataract surgery can help someone see again within 24 hours.  And for $500, a young woman can be empowered by ophthalmic technical training. When you give to Combat Blindness International, you’re transforming lives.

Our Mission

Combat Blindness International is dedicated to eliminating preventable blindness worldwide by providing sustainable, equitable solutions for sight through partnerships and innovation.


  • Your support will directly aid the fight against avoidable blindness. You can transform thousands of lives as we give the gift of sight to those who have been left in darkness.
  • The opportunity to connect and network with over 200 local business owners, doctors, lawyers, and other area leaders.
  • Exposure for your organization through our social media channels, support from local news sources, and our network of supporters.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

The Capital Group

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Wegner CPAs

Anne & Mike Arbet

Robert & Dyan Armstrong


Learn more about our programs and initiatives by hovering over the photos below:

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    Nearly 370,000 surgeries supported


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     Over 700,000 children screened


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    Over 400 women provided an education toward economic freedom 

Ophthalmic Training

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    Surgical centers built in areas of need

Eye Care

Why They Give

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