• The Worst That Could Happen? Going Blind, People Say

    A recent study found that most Americans regard loss of eyesight as the worst ailment that could happen to them; however many of them are unaware of the diseases and factors that can put their vision at risk and steps they might take to lower their risk.

    Blog | February 27th, 2017
  • Heroes in the Field: Outreach in the Land of Snows

    Nyima Yongsam, a Seva eye care outreach coordinator based in Dartsedo, China overcomes many barriers to bring eye care to people suffering from the highest rates of blindness in the world.

    Blog | February 16th, 2017
  • Eye Care a Stone's Throw Away

    Fear, poverty, and a lack of education don’t cause blindness but they certainly prevent people from accessing care when it’s available and free. Through outreach and screening, Seva donors ensure eye care is available starting at everyone’s front door.

    Blog | February 15th, 2017
  • Visiting an Eye Camp in Battambang

    Board Member Dr. Marty Spencer is currently in Cambodia training ophthalmologists on surgical techniques. Marty’s niece and her family, who are long-time Seva supporters, happened to be in Cambodia at the same time and stopped in to watch the Seva team in action.

    Blog | February 1st, 2017
  • Stories of Aravind Capacity Building: Learning from Others

    The story of Aravind Eye Care System’s (AECS) external capacity building legacy is more than just about management, systems and processes. Understanding much of what makes AECS unique can be gleaned from the many narratives and personal experiences of the physicians and staff who, through their passion and commitment, have contributed to preventing unnecessary blindness in disadvantaged areas throughout the world. Just as Dr. Venkataswamy’s (Dr. V) own story so strongly reflects the soul and mission of Aravind, so too do the stories of AECS’ dedicated trainers and mentors serve as a lens into the motivations, struggles and benefits that AECS itself derives as an organization committed to serving others.

    Blog | January 25th, 2017