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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 »

Video: School Students visit Orbis India

Amara and Shania show us a glimpse of their experiences of India and Orbis in action. Read More »

Years of unnecessary pain for thousands of Ethiopian children

Thousands of children in Ethiopia are being forced to leave school and lead a life of isolation due to the painful and blinding eye disease trachoma. Read More »

“Seeing them see for the first time” #VolunteersWeek

Long-time volunteer, anaesthetist Ian Fleming talks about the impact volunteering with Orbis has had on him in a new video. Read More »

Out of focus: Seeing India through a cataract

Amara was given the chance to visit Orbis supported programmes in India as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school, this is her experience.  Read More »

Gladys Struck in the Eye with a Stick

An injury while playing with her cousin caused Gladys's cataracts to develop. Read More »

Celebrating International Nurses Day in Vietnam on the Flying Eye Hospital

Nurse Cherelyn Victor's blog straight from the Flying Eye Hospital in Vietnam Read More »

International Nurses Day - Interactive Map

Nurses provide 90% of all health care worldwide and their role tackling avoidable blindness is vital; often filling in gaps where services are missing. We're proud of the incredible role they play and would like you to join us on a tour of just some of the great work being carried out. Read More »

Orbis London Marathon runners storm to the finish line

On Sunday 26th April, four Orbis runners braved the chilly conditions to take on the monumental task of running 26.2 miles. They did this in aid of those suffering from preventable blindness in areas of need around the world.  Read More »

Stephen Pau takes on toughest challenge yet for Orbis

Stephen Pau has been supporting Orbis for over seven years. The UTMB 'Ultramarathons' take place across the Alps, in France, Italy and Switzerland. Read More »

Our journey exploring eye care in India

Shreya was given the chance to visit Orbis supported programmes in India as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school, this is her experience.  Read More »

Experiencing a life changing programme

Shania was given the chance to visit Orbis supported programmes in India as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school, this is her experience.  Read More »

Screening Camp and Meeting the Trainees

Rosie was given the chance to visit Orbis supported programmes in India as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school, this is her experience.  Read More »

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 »

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 »

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