No child deserves to lose their sight.

If avoidable eye disease are left untreated, they can cause irreversible blindness.

You can change this.

Yona and Lucy after their cataract surgeries

No child deserves to lose their sight.

If avoidable eye disease are left untreated, they can cause irreversible blindness.

You can change this.

Join the movement to prevent avoidable blindness.

Open my eyes that I may see - Pslam 119:18

Did you know that 75% of all blindness is avoidable. That means 3 out of every 4 people who are blind don’t need to be.

Put simply, millions of people around the world are needlessly blind because they can’t get simple surgery or treatment that could save their sight. And too often, if you live in a poor community, going blind means losing your chance to go to school, earn a living or live independently.

Every year, up to half a million children go blind in developing countries like Nigeria, West Africa.

Children like Eniola, who is two years old and has cerebral palsy. Cataracts in both her eyes have left her unable to see the faces of her parents. But Eniola’s family simply can’t afford surgery to restore her sight.

Having cataracts has meant that Eniola’s opportunities to learn and interact have been severely limited. Children of her age learn a lot by copying, but Eniola cannot see – so she struggles to learn from others.

Eniola already needs medicine to help her with the complications caused by cerebral palsy. The family spend what little they have on that, and although they have been saving for the last year, have only managed to put aside a tiny proportion of the money they need for surgery.

Nobody deserves to go blind just because they are poor.

Eniola
Surgery_Eniola
Eniola-post-surgery

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