BMJ Christmas appeal in support of Orbis

Orbis UK is delighted to have been chosen by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) as the recipient of their Christmas charity appeal. From now, until the end of January, the BMJ will run a number of features on Orbis - informing its readers about the importance of preventing needless blindness and visual impairment, whilst raising vital funds for our work. Read More »

Empowering nurses with Orbis and the new Flying Eye Hospital

UK Nurse, Professor Janet Marsden, was one the of last volunteers to share their skills on board our DC-10 aircraft. This year, when our brand new Flying Eye Hospital undertook its very first programme, Janet was could once again be found training nurses. Find out how the programme went here...  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 »

My time in Ghana

Dr Lawrence Azavedo is a consultant anaesthetist at The Royal Preston Hospital and has been a volunteer with Orbis since 2006, embarking on 10 Flying Eye Hospital assignments over the past nine years. Here he shares his experience. 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 »

“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 »

Meet #TheEyeTeam

Learn more about Orbis volunteers Cherlyn and Ian. Our volunteers are a special bunch of people and their work is vital to what we do.  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 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 »

Orbis celebrates International Nurses Day

Take a look at our International Nurses Day Interactive Map and visit Orbis nurses around the world. Read More »

Dr Mike Inman - Life long dedication

This year was an especially good year for Dr Mike Inman. Not only did he celebrate his 80th birthday but he was also chosen as a finalist for the Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards. Read More »

Volunteer Diary: John Brookes

John Brookes is a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London who volunteers on board the Flying Eye Hospital. This is his diary from his latest adventure with Orbis, saving sight in Kolkata, India. Read More »