Operation Eyesight named Top 10 Impact Charity

Calgary, November 16, 2022 – Charity Intelligence Canada has named Operation Eyesight one of the Top 10 Impact Charities for the fifth consecutive year, and one of the Top 10 International Impact Charities for the third year in a row. 

Each year, Charity Intelligence reports on more than 800 charities. In 2022, Operation Eyesight was among the top performers when it comes to measurable demonstrated impact. Organizations are rated based on several factors, focused on the positive change created by every dollar received through donations.

“Operation Eyesight is a leader when it comes to our focus on the unique needs of individuals and communities. This translates into community buy-in, which ensures that our impact is both sustainable and long-lasting,” says Kashinath Bhoosnurmath, President and CEO of Operation Eyesight. “Everything we do is made possible thanks to our global community of supporters – our donors, our local partners, and our amazing staff and volunteers. They have joined us in our mission because of our unique and evidence-based approach to addressing the root causes of vision loss.” 

Restoring sight and preventing blindness is connected with a host of other international development issues, including education, access to fresh water, equality for women and girls and whole-person health. That’s why Operation Eyesight partners with local governments and hospitals to bring eye health care to the most remote and underserved communities and address the underlying causes of vision loss.

This ensures the impact of our work is felt long after we leave a community.  

Across the globe, more than one billion people are living with vision loss, of which 90 percent is preventable or treatable. In many cases, a simple eye exam and a pair of prescription eyeglasses are all that is needed to restore someone’s sight. In other cases, access to clean water and eye health education can prevent loss of sight. Through our partnership with communities, Operation Eyesight impacts the lives of individuals by restoring their independence, helping them break the cycle of poverty, and empowering them to build brighter futures for themselves and their communities. 

Operation Eyesight is a Calgary-based charity that currently works in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and Zambia. 

To learn more, visit operationeyesight.com or charityintelligence.ca/charity-profiles/top-10-impact-charities

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact: 

Colin Zak 
Communications Specialist 
Operation Eyesight Universal 
Phone: +1 403-471-0722 

About Operation Eyesight 

Founded in Calgary in 1963, Operation Eyesight is an international development organization working to prevent blindness and restore sight. In collaboration with local hospitals, governments and community partners, Operation Eyesight invests in sustainable treatment, prevention and community development activities to address specific eye health problems as well as the root causes of avoidable blindness. To learn more or make a donation, visit operationeyesight.com | Twitter/Instagram @OpEyesight | Facebook/LinkedIn @OperationEyesightUniversal