Orbis is an international charity and leader in the global fight against avoidable blindness for nearly four decades.
To transform lives through the prevention and treatment of blindness
With our network of partners, we mentor, train and inspire local teams so they can save sight in their communities.
11 billion people in the world live with visual impairment
9090% live in low- and middle-income countries
5555% are women and girls
9090 million are children and adolescents
Our work changes the way the world sees...
We provide specialist training and equipment for doctors, nurses and local eye care teams.
We carry out screening and treatment programmes and support the distribution of antibiotics for controlling trachoma.
We raise awareness and inspire communities about the importance of eye health.
We strengthen and improve eye health services by partnering with local hospitals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments.
We work with partners in eye care teams – from health workers in rural clinics to eye surgeons in urban centres – so together we can save and restore vision, ensuring no-one has to face a life of avoidable blindness.