Vietnamese paediatric patient Dieu talking to doctors

Our Work in Vietnam

Orbis began fighting avoidable blindness in Vietnam in 1996.

We are working with our partners to provide high quality eye care, especially in hard-to-reach rural areas.

Avoidable Blindness in Vietnam

There are an estimated 14 million people with vision loss in Vietnam, out of which 520,000 are blind.

While blindness in Vietnam has decreased over the last decade, there are still challenges with providing eye care to all, especially in rural areas.

In school, Hoa’s classmates mocked the appearance of her eyes, calling her “squinter”. Her schoolwork suffered because she couldn’t see clearly. See how Orbis helped to make Hoa’s magic wish come true.

Saving Sight in Vietnam

Orbis and partners with the help of supporters like you have helped:

  • Develop of eye care services and blindness prevention in Vietnam 
  • Provide support in retinopathy of prematurity, children and cataract services
  • Carry out training and operations on our Flying Eye Hospital, which has visited Vietnam seven times
  • Support the establishment or improvement of 35 secondary hospitals and 20 vision centres
  • Contributed to the development of 12 national-level eye care policies and guidelines

Impact In 2022

What’s Next?

Orbis is working with partners to:

  • Expand quality children's eye care services in more regions across the country
  • Strengthen resources for eye health
  • Scale up diabetic retinopathy services in northern and central regions with the use of Cybersight
  • Encourage better care for cataracts to improve outcomes post-operation

Help support our sight saving work in Vietnam

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