About Us

Every 5 seconds, someone in the world goes blind.

253 million people in the world are visually impaired. But did you know that 80% of these cases are needless? Many do not get the care they so desperately need: 90% of the world's visually impaired lives in developing countries. Lack of training and poor infrastructure is a growing problem.

Orbis is an international non-profit organization and a pioneer in global eye health. We transform lives by preventing and treating avoidable blindness. We do this by building the capacities of our partners.

Our Programmes

We work in collaboration with local hospitals, universities, and governments to provide hands-on training, strengthen healthcare infrastructure and advocate for supportive policies.

We improve eye health systems by partnering with local hospitals, health agencies and governments. We build cost-efficient and sustainable solutions for long-term impact.

We pass on skills so that our trained partners can expand on Orbis's work and communities continue to receive quality eye care even after the program has ended.

Through our long-term country programs, Hospital-Based Programs and Flying Eye Programs, Orbis trained 40,000 medical professionals and community workers in 2016. Together with our partners, we conducted more than 35 million screenings and treated more than 82,000 individuals that same year.

Our Wish List

Book & Stationary

Printer ink and paper are must-haves in the office but they are expensive. One cartridge costs us $40+. Buying one ink cartridge means one less doctor or nurse educated on Retinopathy of Prematurity, a blinding eye condition that affects premature and low birth weight baby. One package of PaperOne A4 Paper costs us $5+. While $5 may not seem like a lot, the money can actually be used to screen 25-30 rural residents in China for cataract.

Our printer model is HP 8620 and the ink cartridge needed are: 950 Black, 951 Cyan, 951 Yellow and 951 Pink. We appreciate any number of ink cartridge, and are grateful for even just 1 cartridge! We also accept other office supplies such as tape, glue, pencils, tissue paper etc.

If you would like to help us reduce our office expenses, please e-mail Jasmine at [email protected]

On behalf of the medical teams that we train and the patients that we treat - Thank you!

  • Children & Youth
  • Elderly
  • Health
  • Humanitarian

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