Sight Savers is an international charity that works to prevent needless blindness and rehabilitate the blind in the developing world. For over 50 years, we have changed the lives of a great many people in the world's poorest countries. Just to give you an idea of the scale of our work:
- there are 45 million blind people in the world
- in 80% of these cases, blindness is totally avoidable. That's nearly 36 million people who have eye conditions that are preventable or curable
- in cases of irreversible blindness, we help to improve the sufferer's quality of life. It is a fact that we can make a real difference in the world; this is what drives us in all of the work that we do.