Sightsavers believes that no one should be blind from avoidable causes, and that people’s whose sight can’t be saved should live with dignity and independence.
Sightsavers is an international, non-political, non-governmental, secular development organisation which provides technical and financial support for the prevention and cure of blindness. We also provide services such as education and rehabilitation for incurably blind people in developing countries. Our work is carried out in collaboration with organisations of and for the blind and appropriate ministries of government such as health, education and welfare.
Sightsavers’ work in India, which started in 1966, has supported the treatment of over 36 million people with eye disorders and brought eye services to some of the least served areas of the country.
At Sightsavers, we work with over 100 partner organisations across 17 states in India to ensure eye care and blindness are considered in a holistic manner. Our programmes are designed to work with communities at the local level to create awareness of eye conditions and their prevention; impart training, education, counseling and rehabilitation of people who are irreversibly blind. We also work to strengthen existing health systems wherever possible; seek to influence governments through advocacy and by demonstrating best practises.