• Will Cataracts Stop Ork from Seeing the World Again?

    Unfortunately, over the last three years, Ork Lay’s vision deteriorated making it hard for her to take care of herself and her grandchildren. Ork Lay felt like a terrible burden and worried about her daughter who would have to care for her and no longer be able to earn an income to support the family.

    Sight stories | June 12th, 2020
  • Sight and Self-Confidence

    "Little by little, I realized that my vision was going, until I could no longer see," said Francísca, remembering the year she dropped out of high school because she was no longer able to read the board. As her eyesight worsened, Francísca's self-confidence diminished.

    Sight stories | March 6th, 2020
  • It is Just an Irritated Eye

    Omonuwa, a young boy in Benin, had been complaining about his eye for a few weeks. His frustrated father told him “it’s just irritated, you’ll be fine.” And he eventually would be, thanks to donors like you. **Warning** This story is not for the faint of heart!

    Sight stories | February 28th, 2020
  • Did Cataract Surgery Help Sabitri See Her Baby for the First Time?

    After suffering hardships including the loss of their two children, Sabitri and her husband's one joy was the birth of their third child, Lakshmi, named after the Goddess of Fortune and Wealth. Their joy, however, was coupled with sadness. Sabitri could not see her baby Lakshmi’s face and couldn’t care for her without the help of her sister. She dreamt about gazing into Lakshmi’s face and seeing her baby smile back at her. Would her dream come true? Read our blog to find out.

    Sight stories | November 23rd, 2019
  • Opening Up the World Around Him

    At the eye camp, an ophthalmologist diagnosed Rorng with cataracts. His grandmother was delighted to discover that his blindness could be cured through surgery. When asked what he hoped for most, Rorng’s answer was simple: “I want to go to school like my friends.”

    Sight stories | October 3rd, 2019
  • Focusing on Her Dream

    14-year-old Nitu lives in a small village in Nepal with her parents, older brother and sister. Nitu loves school and has pleaded with her parents to let her finish high school so she can become a teacher.

    Sight stories | September 6th, 2019
  • Glasses? Check! Ready for Kindergarten? Check!

    Milka was always bumping into things and her eyes didn't track properly when she was watching the chickens in the yard. Read her story and find out how you helped Milka and her worried mother.

    Sight stories | August 7th, 2019
  • Anjana's Story

    A little girl clings to her mother’s skirt as they walk along the dirt road of their remote village in southern Nepal. Holding tightly to her mother or father is the only way she can get around.

    Sight stories | March 20th, 2019