• Vision 2020: The Right to Sight

    For those of us interested or involved in the global fight against blindness, 2020 is an important year. This is the year when the main causes of preventable and treatable blindness were to have been eliminated. In 1999, VISION 2020 was launched by the World Health Organization and over 20 non-government organizations, including Seva Canada, dedicated themselves to the prevention and management of blindness. Worldwide, we haven’t done what we hoped we would. Why not?

    Blog | February 29th, 2020
  • What is 20/20 Vision?

    We often refer to "20/20" vision but what does it actually mean? 20/20 is a term used to express normal visual acuity measured at a distance of 20 feet or 6 metres (6/6 vision). If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what a person with normal vision can see from 20 feet.

    Blog | February 28th, 2020
  • From Problems to Solutions: Translating Knowledge Into Practice

    The most successful eye programs are those who put their research into action, transforming what they know into what they do. This process of ‘knowledge translation’ is at the core of Seva Canada’s approach to partnerships and programming.

    Blog | February 28th, 2020
  • We Are All Just Walking Each Other Home

    In memoriam, Ram Dass. “Of course, there would have been no Seva without Ram Dass. Seva was born out of an impossible brew and Ram Dass was a key ingredient.” Drs. Girija and Larry Brilliant, Seva Co-founders

    Blog | February 28th, 2020
  • See & Be Seen Eyecare

    See & Be Seen Eyecare in Toronto is Seva Canada’s newest corporate supporter and we’d like to welcome them to our community. “We believe in the power of purpose. We don’t just make eyewear. Our goal is to help the world see better and it’s the heart of everything we do.” - Priya Malik-Patel, Co-Founder

    Blog | February 28th, 2020
  • The Power of Partnerships

    Partnerships succeed when opportunity drives collaboration and partnerships work best when goals are shared. Of all of Seva’s partnerships, it is our program partnerships that define us.

    Blog | December 24th, 2019
  • Innovation Through Research

    Data tells us what, how many, and where, but it has no meaning on its own; evidence-based research tells us why.

    Blog | December 24th, 2019
  • Baba Ram Dass, spiritual guru and LSD proponent, dies at 88

    Baba Ram Dass, Seva Co-founder and the 1960's counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and travelled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. Dass’ foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late Sunday that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home earlier in the day. No cause of death was given.

    Blog | December 24th, 2019
  • Would Glaucoma & Cataracts Stop Bir Bhan?

    Now 72 years old, Bir Bhan was the only person helping his daughter-in-law work in the fields and care for the cattle. Unfortunately, Bir Bhan’s vision began to fail and he was forced to loan his land to his neighbour for a 50% share. He could no longer recognize his cattle and could barely manage walking alone. Would glaucoma and cataracts take away Bir Bhan's ability to help his family and be independent?

    Blog | October 29th, 2019
  • How Will You Use Your Power?

    The team at Seva Canada is committed to using our power to educate, influence and engage women and men about the importance of eye care for all. We will continue to advocate with government and policymakers in Canada and in our partner countries and we will work to educate funders and donors about the need for gender-sensitive strategies to reach those most in need of eye care.

    Blog | September 11th, 2019