Our dream is to end avoidable blindness and vision impairment and thus improve the socio-economic and social cultural position of vulnerable people, to enable them to reach their full potential. ECF strives to ensure a world where both effective cataract treatment and refractive error prevention plus treatment are accessible for all of those in need. In recent years, significant progress has been made but at the same time, an increase in the number of people experiencing short-sightedness and cataract is emerging.
We envision a world where people are enabled by good eyesight to attain their full potential.
Our mission is to eliminate avoidable blindness and vision impairment, in order to support people to become productive citizens and contribute to the socio-economic growth of their societies.
Our long-term goals
1. Avoidable blindness is eliminated
2. Effective cataract treatment is accessible for those in need
3. Effective refractive error prevention and treatment are accessible for those in need.
Our goals for 2022
(1) PROFESSIONALIZE OUR ORGANISATION THROUGH FORMULATED KPI’s
- Increase spending on the main objectives (projects);
- Execute a strict financial policy;
- Take responsibility as an organisation;
- Ensure that all hubs operate more independently.
(2) FULFIL OUR MISSION THROUGH FORMULATED KPI’s
- Increase the total number of eye camps (280), screenings (135,585), treated cataract cases (5,387), other cases (360), provided glasses (5,450).
- Increase the number of people educated about proper eye care by 10%;
- Support our eye care partners (88) (including constructing and upgrading eye centres);
- Provide training for (1,195) (eye) health care professionals.
(3) INVOLVE YOU, OUR DONORS THROUGH FORMULATED KPI’s
- Retrain all income generated by private donors;
- Increase our visibility by 20%;
- Grow our brand awareness;
- Realize multi-year institutional donor’ commitments by 20%.
Avoid unnecessary 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. Eighty percent of patients with blindness can be easily cured by cataract surgery and many visually impaired people have been helped by good prescription glasses. The solution may be simple, but it is impossible without your help as a donor.