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The problem

Did you know that 80% of blindness can be prevented? There are more than 12 million* blind people in India. That’s about 30% of the world’s total blind population – most of whom went blind unnecessarily. You can make a difference by helping us combat the problem.

Since 1966, we have been working with local partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind or disabled.

*Source: NPCB – WHO Survey

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people around India are blind*


of this can be cured or prevented


India Board Visits Bangalore

Sightsavers India Board Visits Bangalore PHC

24 April 2015

The Chairman of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (Sightsavers) India Board, Dr. S Y Quraishi, and CEO Sightsavers (India), Mr. RN Mohanty... Continue reading

Sightsavers Launches Mobile Vision Centre Boats

Sightsavers Launches Mobile Vision Centre Boats in Sunderbans to Promote Quality Eye Health

22 March 2015

Keeping quality eye health in mind, Sightsavers in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank ... Continue reading

Donate a Colour

This Holi share the colours of joy with the less fortunate

03 March 2015

This Holi, spread your colours far and wide! Paint the lives of the underprivileged with colourful ... Continue reading


VIDYAJYOTI – National School Eye Health Programme – launched in Cuttack

26 December 2014

Sightsavers launched its flagship National School Eye Health Programme – VIDYAJYOTI... Continue reading


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