Five ways you can help change the way the world sees in 2020

2020 is set to be a vital year for eye health around the world. Unless we act now, global blindness is predicted to triple by 2050 – so we’re more determined than ever to ramp up our fight against avoidable blindness and continue protecting the people who are most at risk.

We’re gearing up for a big year, but it’s only with your support that we’ll be able to reach even more people and provide the quality eye care services they so desperately need.

We’ve put together some impactful ways below that you can help change the way the world sees in 2020. They include purchasing virtual gifts for loved ones, fundraising on our behalf, leaving a gift in your Will to Orbis, setting up a regular gift, and sharing our story on social media. Scroll down to see how, whatever you're able to do, you'll be changing lives.

1. Give the gift of sight through Eye Give

Whether it's to celebrate a birthday, an accomplishment or simply to show someone you're thinking of them, giving a loved one a life-changing virtual gift will help save the sight of people around the world. On Eye Give, you can purchase a range of products and choose your favourite e-card design to send to your recipient. Then we’ll use your gift to support our sight-saving work wherever the need is greatest.

2. Fundraise for Orbis

January is the perfect time to sign-up for a fundraising challenge, and we've recently partnered with Moorfields Eye Charity to give you the chance to take part in Eye to Eye 2020 on Sunday 8th March!

Eye to Eye is an annual fundraising walk that takes in either 4 or 14 miles of the streets of London, from Moorfields Eye Hospital to the London Eye. Any money raised by you will be split equally between Moorfields Eye Charity and Orbis, and we are both committed to giving the gift of sight to people who need it the most.

You can find out more and sign up for Eye to Eye here (by clicking the "Join the team" button). If you have any questions before signing up, please contact Fiona on [email protected]

If a fundraising challenge isn't your thing, there are still plenty of fun ways you can raise money to save sight. Take a look at our fundraising pack which is full of fun ideas, tips and tricks to make sure your fundraising is a success!

3. Leave a gift to Orbis in your Will

Once your family and friends have been taken care of, choosing to leave even a small gift to Orbis in your Will could make a huge difference for future generations, who may be at more risk than ever of going blind. This lasting act of generosity could bring about a future where no one goes blind needlessly, simply because of where they were born.

4. Set up a regular gift to Orbis

Any donation you’re able to make to Orbis will change lives and save sight. However, giving a regular gift is one of the most efficient ways to help fight avoidable blindness. Knowing your gifts are on the way helps us to plan our projects more effectively and make sure we reach as many people as possible.

5. Share our story on social

Every follow, like or share helps us raise awareness of our mission to end avoidable blindness. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and help us spread our story far and wide!