For over 60 years Sightsavers has been working in the developing world to save sight and promote equal opportunities for people who are blind or have low vision. We work with our partners to prevent avoidable blindness and restore sight to those who are needlessly blind. Where sight loss is irreversible we provide education, training and support, providing people with the skills to live a more independent life.
Your lasting legacy to Sightsavers
Your gifts help prevent blindness and restore sight. We don't want to overwhelm you with statistics, but 80% of blindness could be prevented or cured. That's 31 million people, most of whom live in the poorest countries of the world.
Each year, we work with partners in developing countries to carry out millions of eye examinations and refer people for treatment.
Your generosity is vital in funding operations for people who need them and training for eye care workers and surgeons.
We're at a point in our history when we have a real chance to see blinding diseases like trahoma and river blindness, eliminated in many countries by 2020.
The support we receive through Will Aid and charitable Wills is an essential part of achieving this - it really does make a life-changing difference.