Everything we do at Seva, from training to providing supplies to conducting research, is for one reason: to provide communities with access to high-quality eye care that will help restore sight and prevent blindness.
Each year Seva-funded eye care programs give the power of sight to 1 million of the world’s most marginalized people. By providing the means, opportunity and capacity for people to receive eye surgery, glasses and medicine - the three most crucial things needed for restoring sight and preventing blindness - Seva is able to help individuals and communities build brighter futures.
Low cost, high-quality surgeries cure blindness. Over 30% of blindness is caused by cataracts which can be cured by a 15-minute surgery costing as little as $50.
Access to the most basic eye care medicine can make a world of difference to people and families. Connecting people in remote communities with the medicine and treatment they need can prevent blindness before it happens.
Eye care can change lives immediately. A pair of glasses can bring the world into focus and open the door of opportunity: students can read and learn and older people can work and care for their families.