The problems faced by the global eye care community are well-documented yet the solutions are not.

While we know how many people are blind, where and from what, this knowledge alone will not cure blindness. 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.

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.

While each country we work in is unique, the process we undertake is always the same: we establish a program team, including technical experts, clinicians and local community members. We work together to generate local evidence, discuss the results, explore gaps, and clarify the stories that data alone cannot tell. Once we know the root causes, we brainstorm possible solutions and develop interventions to be tested locally and, if successful, disseminated globally.

Only by continually generating, translating and testing knowledge, will we reach our goal  of eliminating avoidable blindness.

Sight Stories and News

  • 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