Worldwide, 36 million people are blind, but 75 per cent of this sight loss can be cured or prevented. Sightsavers aims to prevent avoidable blindness and save the sight of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
We protect sight by providing eye operations for people who need them, and training eye care workers and surgeons to provide sight-saving treatment.
Through community volunteers, we also distribute medication to protect people from blinding diseases in some of the world’s poorest countries. Donate between 15 February and 15 May and your gift will be doubled by the UK government!