• 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
  • Trachoma - The Leading Infectious Cause of Blindness

    World Neglected Tropical Disease Day is Saturday, January 30th! Trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, is part of a group of conditions known as neglected tropical diseases or NTDs. Over 137 million people in 44 countries are at risk of trachoma. People suffering with this debilitating NTD are unable to work and care for themselves and their families.

    Blog | January 26th, 2021
  • 20 Things to Know About Children's Eyes and Vision

    As children grow, their eyes change quickly. Careful attention to a child's eye health can help catch problems early, while their eyes are still developing. For 2020: Year of the Eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology presents 20 important things to know about kids’ eyes.

    Blog | December 16th, 2020
  • Reaching the Unreached Through Women Microfinance Groups in Africa

    Couldn't make it to our Annual General Meeting on November 6th? Luckily, because of potential internet connection issues, we have a pre-recorded version of Peter Kileo's presentation on how we reach people in remote, rural areas with eye care by working with existing women microfinance groups in Africa, that you can watch now! Peter Kileo, is the Program Coordinator and Assistant Director at the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, based in Moshi, Tanzania.

    Blog | November 19th, 2020
  • It's All Done With People

    Couldn't make it to the 2020 Annual General Meeting? Not to worry, read Executive Director Penny Lyon's speech on Seva Canada's approach to People-Centered Eye Care.

    Blog | November 9th, 2020
  • Seva Canada is Rated as a Top 100 Charity by Charity Intelligence!

    "Out of all of Canada’s largest charities, these Top 100 highest-rated charities are the elite." We are honoured to once again be recognized by Charity Intelligence as a top 100 charity - an organization donors can trust to use their funds effectively and efficiently to to have the most impact.

    Blog | November 2nd, 2020
  • Overcoming Barriers to Eye Care in Cambodia

    The Eye Health Awareness Sessions has proven remarkably successful in all four provinces supported by Seva Cambodia, more than doubling the number of people, (60% women), visiting screening camps and going on to have cataract surgery!

    Blog | October 2nd, 2020