The Gift of Sight
One cataract surgery
The need is urgent and compelling. Every five seconds, someone in the world goes blind — and a child goes blind every minute. Of the 37 million blind people worldwide, 90% of them live in the poorest areas of developing countries. But the most important statistic to understand is that over 75% of the world's blind people could see again if they had access to adequate eye care services.
The bandage is removed, a moment of surprise, then a radiant smile beams as the patient sees the faces of the loved ones for the first time in years. A Gift of Sight is the miracle of vision restored. Offering a whole new world to its recipient, this gift provides for vision correcting surgery, medication and follow-up.