Patient stories

Thanks to the support of our donors the Eye Care Foundation is able to help a great many people. The unique, personal stories of eye patients show how your donation can change their lives.

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 impairments of which 39 million are blind and 246 million visually impaired. A stunning 90% of people with visual disabilities live in developing countries where blindness leads to major economic and social problems. Blind people can no longer work normally and are dependent on family members and friends. Eighty percent of blindness is avoidable or can be cured, for example with cataract surgery or a pair of prescription glasses. The solution may be simple, but it is impossible to achieve without your help as a donor.