New Ophthalmologist in Mozambique

After a year without the support of a local specialist, on the 28th of March, Dr. Assan joined the Ophthalmology Service of the Provincial Hospital of Inhambane, a participant of the Eyes of Mozambique program. Dr. Assan recently finished his training in Kenya, and ended his residency in Maputo at the beginning of the year. […]

¡Veo clarito! (I see clearly!)

This is what the protagonist of our story said when she removed her eye protector patch after having cataract surgery. Though only two words, two words that say a lot. Felipa Romero is a woman from the neighborhood of San Jerónimo de Tarija (Bolivia). For many years she was a baker, and some time ago […]

Eyes of the world is committed to integrating a gender perspective in all phases and areas of action

Eyes of the world is defined by its commitment to the world’s most vulnerable populations who suffer from avoidable blindness, and to equitable and sustainable human development. For this reason, it places gender at the center of its processes and projects of cooperation —actions for development are more effective if they take into account gender […]

Glasses for Mozambique Elementary Schools

The optics shop in the Vilankulos district (Mozambique) completed its first year. And, above all, it’s meeting its objectives. During this year, Eyes of the world contributed 1,330 glasses, 502 frames, 384 special glasses, and equipment for the workshop. With this material, the optics shop was able to give 454 patients access to glasses, frames, […]

The Foundation arrives in areas of Mali unattended for years

Last August, Eyes of the world organized a new medical-surgical ophthalmological commission in which 502 people from the city of Ténenkou in the Mopti region, received free eye care and cataract surgery. This is a great achievement, bearing in mind that the Foundation was the only organization that acted with a primary eye health program […]

Eyes of the world carries out its first project of consistent assistance in the sahrawi camps

Eyes of the world has given consistent assistance over the past six months to the refugee population of Sahrawi with the presence on the ground of Dr. María Sanchidrián. It is the first time that the Foundation has done a project for this long. During this time, we have treated patients of all ages in […]

Comic characters to teach eye hygiene to children in Bolivia

The IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) is one of the field activities related to eye health that Eyes of the world includes in its programs. These programs are carried out all year round and are permanent, making it easier for the Foundation to reach the most vulnerable populations, such as children. To help educate the […]

The Eyes of the world Night 2015 in Lugano

The Eyes of the world Night is a dinner of solidarity that is held annually by the Foundation Eyes of the world with the aim of making our society aware about avoidable blindness and to raise funds for the ophthalmologic co-operative projects we are carrying out. This year the dinner will be held in the […]

The Art Fund grows with nine “Little People”

The artist Olga Martínez has donated nine sculptures to Visions, the Foundation’s Solidarity Art Fund. Through her series Personetes (Little People), composed of nine figures sculpted in refractory paste and fired at 1300ºC, Olga attempts to make our society aware of sight deficiencies. Reflecting on the form of the sculptures she remarks “perhaps it appears that my figures are […]

The donation of ophthalmologic equipment to the Hospital of Tarija

Last 27th February, Eyes of the world, within the framework of the inter-institutional agreement it has with the authorities at the Department of Tarija, commenced delivery of ophthalmologic equipment for the operating theatre at the Saint John of God Regional Hospital in Tarija. Delivery was completed during April and May. Departmental Authorities, the Hospital Director, […]