Blind in Bangladesh facing deadly flood

The impoverished ‘chars’ regions of Bangladesh will soon be underwater. For those who are blind in the region, the flood can be a death sentence. Read More »

Authors raise over £4,100 for Orbis through book sales

John F O’Connell and George Williams have generously raised over £4,100 for Orbis by donating the royalties from their book. Read More »

Orbis Chairman Wins Trustee of the Year Honour at the Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards

On Thursday 5th March, Mr Robert Walters, consultant ophthalmologist and chairman of Orbis UK, was recognised for his dedication and contribution to the global fight against preventable blindness and named Trustee of the Year. Read More »

The Health Development Army volunteer making a difference

How a mother of four in Ethiopia is leading the way in transforming the lives of her rural community... Read More »

The man behind the plane

Dr Gomaa is the Medical Director for the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, and we thought you might like to hear a little more about the man himself Read More »

What the UK thinks about sight

National and Regional stats on UK eye health knowledge. Read More »

Santander Wembley Presents Orbis with over £3,000 from Fundraising Walk

Orbis was presented with a cheque for £3,384 at the official opening of Santander's new branch in Wembley. Read More »

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Earns AAAASFI Accreditation

December 5, 2014 - Orbis has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI) for its Flying Eye Hospital (FEH).  Read More »

Volunteer nurse Ann-Marie wins Humanitarian Relief Award

Ann Marie Ablett has won the 2014 Humanitarian Relief Award through her work in 14 countries. Read More »

The Great Ethiopian Run 2014

By: Ben Dirs. “How on earth did we get here?!” I guarantee you’ll have this thought at least once. As you’re pounding the streets of rickety Addis Ababa... Read More »

Orbis Appoints Sotheby’s European Chairman Henry Wyndham as Ambassador

Henry became involved with Orbis after he was nearly blinded. As a result he was inspired to undertake an ambitious fundraising campaign for our work in Ethiopia. Read More »

Volunteers and the Flying Eye Hospital Featured in BenHealth magazine

Read the article on the Flying Eye Hospital’s 2014 trip to Mongolia volunteer Dr Dan Neely. Read More »

Orbis UK launches first ever TV campaign

The ‘Direct Response’ ad (which asks viewers to directly respond by donating) features a voice over by actor Kevin Whately, known for his role as Lewis in ‘Inspector Morse’ and ‘Lewis’. Read More »

Former President Ambassador for eye health in Sub Saharan Africa

As World Sight Month draws to a close eye health leaders celebrated the appointment of the new ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) Ambassador for VISION 2020: Sub Saharan Africa.  Read More »

The MD-10: The Journey Continues

Take a look into the transformation process and discover how we’ve worked to meet major milestones: from completing the customized modules that will hold the hospital rooms inside the aircraft to making strides in the plane’s engineering and modification processes in California. Read More »

Orbis Volunteer chosen for British Medical Association project

Dr Gwyn Williams has been profiled by the British Medical Association for their ‘Real Doctors’ project aimed providing the public with a realistic account of life as a Doctor. Read More »

Volunteer takes to the radio to talk about Vision for Ethiopia

Orbis volunteer ophthalmologist and ambassador, took part in a radio day to spread the word about our Vision for Ethiopia appeal. Read More »

Africa’s first eye health film to combat childhood blindness

Orbis Africa has launched a short documentary film on eye health which will be used as an innovative tool to initiate social change and pioneer awareness of eye disease at the community level. Read More »

UK’s lax attitude to eye health revealed in new research conducted by sight-saving charity Orbis

New research released today reveals that 93% of Brits do not consider eye health to be a top concern when it comes to their overall wellbeing. And, despite voting sight as the most valuable sense, over 50% are failing to get their eyes tested regularly. Read More »

My time in Peru

Janet Marsden speaks about meeting Cindy Crawford and gaining AAAASFI accreditation for Flying Eye Hospital. Read More »

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