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

  • A Mother's Fear Turns to Hope

    When 8-year-old twins Ganga and Yumana began to lose their vision due to cataracts, they seemed destined to go blind like their mother.Thankfully, Seva's outreach team got them the care they needed.

    Sight stories | May 10th, 2018
  • iATS Payments Names North America’s Most Innovative Nonprofits

    iATS Payments Names North America’s Most Innovative Nonprofits For its innovation and excellence in the areas of fundraising, donor management and use of technology, Seva Canada, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based organization dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness in developing countries, has been crowned the overall 2018 iATS Innovator Award winner.

    Blog | May 7th, 2018
  • 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk for Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide. Here are 10 things you can do to help reduce your risk of vision loss from glaucoma.

    Blog | March 12th, 2018