Looking back on a remarkable year
The pandemic has stopped so much, but it hasn't stopped our mission. We've leaned on our history of innovation to help local communities fight blindness and keep families safe during COVID-19. And our supporters have been with us every step of the way! Join us for a look back at some of the successes in what has been a challenging year for us all.
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1 year on
NEW MEDICAL VIDEO PODCAST SERIES
Hosted by Dr. Hunter Cherwek SIGHTLINES talks to others in the eye health community about the future of eye health and the impact of COVID-19 on the fight against avoidable blindness.
Our vision & mission
We are an international non-profit bringing people together to fight avoidable blindness. With our network of partners we mentor, train and inspire local teams to fight blindness in their own communities.
The Solution In Sight
Watch our new documentary film following some of our staff and volunteers on our recent project in Myanmar. This short film gives a behind-the-scenes account of what it's like to work on the front lines of the fight against avoidable blindness.
More than 66,000
Trainings for eye care professionals delivered
Unlike any plane you've seen before
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is a state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom and recovery room - this amazing aircraft has been an example of the marriage between medicine and aviation since 1982.
Our world renowned Volunteer Faculty are the heartbeat of our training programs, both on the Flying Eye Hospital and in partner hospitals around the world. For more than 30 years the keystone of our work has been to teach and train eye teams to fight blindness on their own - we couldn't do it without their hard work and dedication.
Training is at the very heart of everything we do. With your support and the help of our world-leading Volunteer Faculty, we provide training to all types of healthcare workers - from doctors and nurses in regional hospitals to district leaders and teachers in remote areas. Oh and we have a Flying Eye Hospital too!
Imagine losing your sight in one of the poorest regions in the world. Where would you turn for help? With few quality eye doctors, hospitals or clinics, your chances of getting the right kind of care are small. As your sight gets worse, your chances of getting an education or earning a steady income evaporate and you risk becoming blind for life...
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What we do
Training is at the very heart of everything we do. With your support and the help of our world-leading expert volunteers, we provide training to all types of healthcare workers – from doctors and nurses in regional hospitals to district leaders and teachers in remote areas.
The Eye Health Field Assistants Taking on Coronavirus in Ethiopia
Discover the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any plane you’ve seen before. A state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom and recovery room - this amazing aircraft has been a beacon of hope since 1982.
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Qatar Creating Vision - Supported by Qatar Fund for Development
Qatar Creating Vision
Qatar Creating Vision is an eye health initiative that has been funded by the Qatar Fund for Development and implemented by Orbis. In 2016, the four year initiative was launched to reduce childhood blindness across India and Bangladesh.
trainings delivered to teachers, community workers and medical professionals
screenings provided to the Rohingya and local host community in SE Bangladesh
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