• Why sight?

    The Problem is Solvable

    An estimated 36 million people are blind around the world, with another 217 million living with visual impairment. The good news is that 80% of global blindness is treatable or preventable. In fact, half of the world’s blindness is caused by cataracts, a reversible condition that requires a 15-minute, $50 operation.
  • Why sight?

    It Breaks the Cycle of Poverty

    Blindness and poor vision can keep people trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty. By restoring sight and preventing blindness, people are able to better take care of their health, contribute to their communities, and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. The World Bank has stated that restoring someone’s sight is one of the most cost-effective health interventions.
  • Why sight?

    It Leads to Education and Opportunity

    Globally, 19 million children are visually impaired or suffer from blindness. Children who have trouble seeing are often unable to get an education. Those who have their sight restored are given an average of 50 years of sight, allowing them to learn, play, and build brighter futures.
  • Why sight?

    It Empowers Women and Girls

    Two-thirds of the world’s blind are women and girls. Seva’s community-based programs tackle the social, economic and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from getting the care they need. As a result, women and girls are empowered to lead productive lives and reach their full potential.
  • Why sight?

    It Creates a Profound and Immediate Impact

    Most eye care treatments change lives right away. A pair of glasses brings the world into focus. A 15-minute, $50 cataract surgery restores sight and hope. A $2.50 medication for eye infections prevents decades of blindness and suffering. High-quality eye care creates an immediate and lasting impact.
  • Why sight?

    It Builds a Better Tomorrow

    When you give 1 person back their sight, you give 2 people back their lives. 75% of visually impaired people need assistance with everyday living by either a child or adult. By preventing blindness and restoring vision, children can go to school, and adults can return to work. When more people are able to lead productive lives, entire communities have a chance at a better future.