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About us

Orbis UK is an affiliate of Orbis International, an international charity working to make eye care available everywhere, for everyone, so no one has to experience the consequences of avoidable blindness.

Changing the Way the World Sees

Orbis' vision is to transform lives through the prevention and treatment of blindness.

Our mission is to use our amazing network of partners, supporters, staff and sector leading volunteers to empower local communities with the skills and resources necessary to fight blindness on their own.

Working alongside eye teams in communities, we provide training and guidance, leaving a long-term eye care legacy.

We strive for excellence in everything we do, from our world leading volunteers to our state-of-the-art Flying Eye Hospital and only the best training and practices will be passed on.

Our Work

With the help of our amazing partners and supporters we have been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of blindness for 40 years.

We have long-term projects around the world across countries including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia, Peru and Bolivia. Visit our Where We Work section for more information.

With the support of our partners we have trained hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, biomedical engineers and eye care workers over the past four decades.

As a result we have positively impacted the lives of millions of men, women and children enabling them to see the world clearly and reach their full potential.

Impact In 2022

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