We are happy to welcome Operation Eyesight Universal as CCIC’s newest member! Operation Eyesight Universal was founded in Calgary in 1963 and is an international development organization working to restore sight and prevent blindness in developing countries.
They work in partnership with local hospitals, governments and community development organizations, building essential resources that give all people, including the poorest, access to the eye care services they need.
Through their innovative model of hospital-based community eye care, they ensure sustainable service for entire communities. Community health workers are trained to conduct door-to-door surveys. They screen entire families for eye health problems, refer patients to a vision centre or hospital for treatment, and educate communities on eye health and other general health topics such as nutrition and maternal health.
Worldwide, 253 million people are blind or visually impaired, and 80% don’t have to be. Operation Eyesight Universal aims to eliminate avoidable blindness – For All The World To See!
For more information, visit their website here.