Lan dreamed of becoming a nurse.
And to earn enough money to provide for her family.
But her dream seemed doomed to failure because her eyesight was rapidly deteriorating.
Help prevent avoidable blindness.
Give people a chance at a better life.
The Eye Care Foundation helps prevent and cure avoidable blindness and visual impairment in developing countries. Worldwide there are 285 million people with visual disabilities. 39 million of these people are blind, 246 million are visually impaired. A massive 90% of people with visual disabilities are living in developing countries. The impact of blindness is particularly acute for vulnerable populations in developing countries, and leads to major economic and social problems. Blind people are often no longer able to support themselves, and become fully dependent on family members and friends for their livelihood. Fortunately, in 80% of the cases the visual disability can be corrected or cured. With relatively simple, low-cost solutions, like a cataract surgery or a good pair of glasses, we can end this situation. However, without the financial help of you as a donor, it is impossible for us to achieve this.
We have organised a special trip to Cambodia. This is a unique chance to see your money in action and the work we do with your own eyes! And simultaneously contributing to improved eye care in Cambodia.
Cambodia – Ratanakiri
The current eye care department of the provincial hospital offers too little space to work effectively and efficiently, which is why we are building a new eye clinic on the grounds of the hospital.
Vietnam – Eye Exams
The percentage of visually impaired people is particularly high among children in Vietnam. Visual impairment in children can cause developmental problems. Therefore the Eye Care Foundation supports carrying out eye tests in schools.
Laos – Houaphan
The Eye Care Foundation invests in the education and training of local staff in the field of eye care. This increases the quality of eye care and ensures its sustainability.
Many children in the poor provinces of Vietnam have needlessly bad eyesight
In southern Vietnam a strikingly large group of schoolchildren is visually impaired or blind. Because there is no basic...
Optical Dispensary Training in Nepal
The Himalaya Eye Hospital organized an Optical Dispensary Training. During this three-month course, participants learn how to cut glasses...
Remember the Cupcake girls?
Do you remember the cupcake girls? These two girls (Smriti Sukhani and Loan Merlin), raise money by baking and...
Lionsclub Land van Cuijk and North Limburg supports project Gorkha, Nepal
On September 8th the 13th golf day of Lionsclub Land van Cuijk and Noord-Limburg will be held. The proceeds of...
Cascade Real Estate raised 1.000 euros for the Eye Care Foundation!
Cascade Real Estate is 10 years old! René van den Broek and partners of Cascade decided to celebrate this...
Eye Care Foundation is chosen charity for Rondje Bergen 2017
Each year Rondje Bergen donates part of their entry fee to a charity. This year, Rondje Bergen has chosen...