Orbis volunteer doctor performing surgery in blue scrubs and a mask

About

Orbis UK is an affiliate of Orbis International, a global charity that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness. With our network of partners we mentor, train and inspire local teams to fight blindness in their own communities. We believe that no one should live a life of unnecessary blindness, simply because of where they were born.

Changing the way the world sees

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. We work alongside eye teams in communities to provide training and guidance to leave a long-term eye care legacy that will restore vision for generations to come.

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We build our networks on trust and commitment and seek to collaborate with corporate partners, fellow NGOs and local hospitals. We have made a promise to local eye teams to always strive for excellent, sustainable results that will suit their needs.

Changing the way the world sees

At Orbis we care deeply for the communities we serve. Whether they’re in Ethiopia, Vietnam or Peru, our vision is to transform the lives of individuals, families and communities by helping lift them from the grip of blindness.

We work where the need for eye care is greatest and where we can do the most good. In the last 32 years, we have conducted training projects in over 92 countries, over 78 with the Flying Eye Hospital. We always work closely with governments and health ministries to deliver quality eye care.

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

Find out more about our history and the people who dedicate their lives to fighting blindness.