Orbis has long been investing in technology and innovation through our Cybersight, telemedicine platform, artificial intelligence software, simulation centers, and virtual reality. Cybersight, our award-winning telemedicine platform, allows us to provide training and support with our local partners, making an impact in places where a physical presence simply isn't possible due to COVID-19, cost, logistics, or security.
Although our legendary Flying Eye Hospital is grounded due to the COVID-19, we were able to pivot our in-person training sessions and take our sight-saving work online throughout 2020 thanks to your support and the hard work of the Orbis FlyingEyeHospital team. This meant our network of world-leading Volunteer Faculties were able to deliver top-class training to the eye health communities that need it most - even in the middle of a pandemic.
Orbis currently have over 40 long-term projects around the world. In 2019, we have conducted 74 programs in 28 countries, more than 66,000 training for eye care professionals, and prescribed more than 183,000 glasses.