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Flying Eye Hospital UK Launch Event

To celebrate the launch of the Flying Eye Hospital, Orbis UK hosted an event at the RAF club with special guests HRH Countess of Wessex and the Qatari ambassador to the UK providing a bit of glamour.  Read More »

Passion, determination and grit

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Through the looking glass

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Helping premature babies to see

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Free Eye Screenings for Pupils in India

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A glimpse into the lives of those saving sight in India

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Qatar Creating Vision

We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new initiative with the government of Qatar to provide 5.5 million eye screenings and treatments to children across in Bangladesh and India.  Read More »

Volunteers’ week 2016 - aboard the Flying Eye Hospital

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Orbis launches new Flying Eye Hospital

We're very excited to launch our brand new Flying Eye Hospital and would like to say a quick thanks to the people who helped make this happen.  Read More »

Volunteers’ week 2016

Here from one of our volunteers as part of Volunteers' Week 2016 Read More »

Teaching, Screening, Treating and Singing - My time in Peru

This International Nurses Day, we would like to celebrate the dedication of this amazing workforce. We thought, what better way to do this than to hear from one of them directly! Orbis Volunteer Nurse, Janet Marsden, has volunteered with Orbis on six programmes since 2011. Read her blog from her last visit to Peru here... Read More »

Orbis trustee, Larry Benjamin, wins award for volunteer work

On Friday 4th March, Mr Larry Benjamin, Orbis volunteer and trustee, won the Care Service Provider award at the annual Charity Staff & Volunteer Awards. This year over 800 people were nominated across all categories. The awards celebrate outstanding dedication and achievements made by charity staff and volunteers across the UK.  Read More »

Vision for Zambia raises over £1.7 million for childhood blindness

Thanks to our supporters we raised over £850,000. And, as all donations are doubled by the UK government the full amount is actually £1.7 million – our most successful appeal ever! As a result, we will be able to screen and treat over 105,000 children struggling with preventable vision loss in the country.  Read More »

Win a pair of Tom Davies specs – glasses designer to the stars

Tom Davies, renowned glasses designer, is supporting our Vision for Zambia appeal through his spectacle design competition, DADA - and you can win a pair of his frames! Read More »

Birds of a Feather writers ask for your help to save a child’s sight for free

Comedy writing legends, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, highlight the importance of working together to tackle avoidable blindness.  Read More »

The Tech Effect

Orbis compliments it's on the ground work with the latest innovations in eye health technology. Read More »

Our staff in Zambia

After five years of working with Orbis Dr Chileshe Mboni is very much in demand. Here he tells us what life is like as the only paediatric ophthalmologist in Zambia. Read More »

Meet Larry Benjamin

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Larry Benjamin is a Trustee of Orbis and a member of our medical volunteer faculty. He tells us about the skills and knowledge doctors can bring both in the field and to the UK Board. Read More »

Orbis celebrates life-changing work of its British volunteers ahead of International Volunteers Day

We have today launched a broadcast appeal ahead of International Volunteers Day (Saturday 5th December) to celebrate the life changing work our volunteers’ undertake every year. Read More »

Orbis celebrates 500mth dose of Zithromax given in the fight against blinding trachoma

16th November 2015 – Charities including Orbis, government departments and pharmaceutical company Pfizer, are today coming together to mark the 500mmth dose of Zithromax distributed to tackle the blinding eye infection, trachoma. Celebrations are taking place in Woliso, Ethiopia, to mark this amazing milestone. Read More »

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