Thirty-five years ago, Seva’s founders had a vision – a world where no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired. Since then, generous donors like you have helped us reach the unreached, restore sight and transform lives.

collage of people with eye patches after cataract surgery


This past year alone, the Seva Canada community:

  • gave the power of sight to 96,084 people through life-changing cataract surgery
  • provided another 1,448,969 people with basic eye care services, preventing a lifetime of needless blindness
  • brought the world into focus for 10,260 children with prescription glasses
  • trained 5,300 eye care professionals such as ophthalmic nurses, cataract surgeons, and community field workers
  • established 7 Community Eye Centres, providing  remote communities with year-round access to basic eye care

To read more about what you've helped accomplish, please see our 2016-17 Annual Report.

Every single gift we received last year made a difference - whether you provided prescription glasses, cataract surgeries, community eye screenings, supported training, or left it to us to determine where the need was greatest.

Thank you for Giving the Power of Sight in 2017!

On behalf of everyone at Seva Canada, our international partners and the hundreds of thousands of women, children and men whose lives were impacted by your support, thank you so much for your incredible generosity. 

Sight Stories and News

  • Seva Canada makes list of Best Charities for Highly Effective Giving

    Seva Canada is honoured to be featured on The Life You Can Save’s list of non-profit organizations addressing global poverty by performing innovative and cost-effective work to bring medical services, vital nutrients and economic opportunities to people living in extreme poverty.

    Blog | February 1st, 2018
  • Thank You for Your Support in 2017!

    This past year, Seva Canada donors helped over 1 million people benefit from accessible eye care services. Learn more about what you helped accomplish.

    Blog | January 10th, 2018
  • Evolution & Innovation of Seva Canada

    Over thirty-five years ago, Seva’s founders had a vision – a world where no one was needlessly blind or visually impaired. Learn how Seva donors like you have improved and transformed eye care worldwide since then.

    Blog | January 9th, 2018