Vision impairment is a gender issue. Women and girls are more likely to suffer from vision impairment than men or boys. This is due to many factors, such as their traditional roles in the household involving cleaning and caring for ill family members, and the fact that they are less likely to receive access to… Continue reading Achieving Gender Equity in Eye Health
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You’re helping people like Sabitri
Sabitri is 51 and lives in a small hut in Milanpoly, a village in West Bengal, India. She has three sons, but all of them live with their own families. Living alone, Sabitri is completely dependent on her job as a house maid for money for food, shelter and other essentials. One day Sabitri’s vision… Continue reading You’re helping people like Sabitri
A mother overcomes her fear of surgery and becomes an eye health champion
Jane is a 75-year-old widow and mother of four sons. She lives in Murubara village in Kirinyaga, Kenya, supporting her children through bean and tomato farming. One day, two community health volunteers (CHVs), Naomi and John, were conducting a door-to-door eye screening in the area. They came knocking on Jane’s door, and as luck… Continue reading A mother overcomes her fear of surgery and becomes an eye health champion
With healthy eyes, entire communities are thriving because of YOU!
Operation Eyesight’s Community Eye Health Program model sets us apart from other organizations fighting avoidable blindness – because we focus on more than just eye health. While restoring sight and preventing blindness is at the heart of our mission, we can’t simply treat “eye patients” and ignore other health problems. Targeting eye health alone isn’t… Continue reading With healthy eyes, entire communities are thriving because of YOU!