• A 'Tail' of Two Patients

    I'm forever grateful to Carolynn for helping me teach my children to dream big, set big goals and go after them because one small idea can lead to amazing possibilities." - Colleen 

    Blog | March 8th, 2021
  • Training For Sustainability

    Finding quality candidates like Sundar for Ophthalmic Assistant training in conjunction with the creation of CECs  is a vital part of creating sustainable eye care programs for communities that are run by the community. Thanks to superstars like Sundar and the Rampur CEC, locals don’t have to travel 65km to reach the nearest eye hospital to receive basic eye care. 

    Blog | March 8th, 2021
  • Shooting Ourselves in the Foot?

    To understand how Aravind expanded and achieved financial and market success in Southern India, we must first alter several assumptions about effective business practices and most of what we use to measure success.

    Blog | March 8th, 2021
  • COVID's Effect on Eye Care Delivery

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought most non-emergency eye care to a standstill, almost everywhere. Almost all programs stopped and are only beginning to reintroduce outreach activities.

    Blog | March 8th, 2021
  • Thanks for Zooming in to our Annual General Meeting!

    Seva Canada’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on November 6, 2020. This year we used Zoom to join folks in their homes and offices, rather than welcoming them to a venue in Vancouver. One wonderful upside was the opportunity to connect with supporters from across the country and around the world who would not have been able to attend an in-person AGM.

    Blog | March 8th, 2021
  • COVID's Effect on Women and Girls

    Historically, it is girls who suffer the most when disaster hits and the gains that have been made can disappear overnight. Learn more on our blog.

    Blog | February 25th, 2021
  • Powering A Brighter Future With Glasses

    For the past two years Thuon in Cambodia had difficulty seeing clearly which made it hard for her to read, write and participate in class. Thuon and her parents worried that her poor vision was negatively affecting her grades and her self-esteem as she began falling behind her classmates.

    Blog | February 10th, 2021
  • This Trippy Optical Illusion Can Reveal if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

    This optical illusion, discovered by experimental psychologist Kohske Takahashi from Japan's Chukyo University in 2017, is called the 'curvature blindness illusion', and it's just another example of how we can't always trust our eyes when we're looking right at something. What do you see? Read our blog to find out if you have curvature blindness (don't worry, this isn't a real medical condition!).

    Blog | February 4th, 2021