Vision matters! Help the visually impaired to live life to the fullest.

1.1 billion people worldwide living with vision loss are in a constant struggle against darkness. A simple operation, a pair of glasses or even a small pill can transform their entire lives. Sadly, way too many visually impaired people in remote corners of the world missed out on timely treatment resulting in permanent blindness. There is an urgent need to save their sight.

A group of enthusiastic Orbis supporters from different backgrounds, including Hong Kong badminton team players Tse Ying-suet (Ah Suet) and Tang Chun-man (Chun-man), Dr. Trúc, a female Vietnamese ophthalmologist, Hong Kong writer Kevin Tong and slasher Bonnie, are all devoted to helping people to seize the opportunity to regain their sight and live a bright life.

Opportunity Waits for No One. It's a Race Against Time to Save the Blind!

Hong Kong's badminton mixed doubles team, Ah Suet and Chun-man, who represented Hong Kong in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They believe that to pursue your dream is like the fight against blindness, mutual support is necessary.

Ah Suet said, "When I was small, I was suffering from Myodesopsia. However, it takes precision and speed to play badminton. So I trained hard to stay focused and now the condition doesn’t bother me anymore.” Having overcome her own eye disorder, Ah Suet empathized deeply with the visually impaired people, “I feel very frustrated sometimes when I lose the matches. It’s because chances don’t wait, and it’s a shame to lose your chances. Likewise, being blind means losing many valuable chances in life.”

Many blind people suffer from permanent sight loss due to the failure of getting timely treatment. Blindness prevention is a race against time, and your generous help is needed to help more people to see.

【Vision Matters!】Blindness prevention is a race against time

Help Those Fight the Darkness

【Throw the lifesaver before the patient gets worse.】

Glaucoma is commonly known as the vision thief which causes a gradual loss in vision that cannot be recovered. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to treat glaucoma. “There are not many glaucoma specialists in the small city of Hue, or even in Vietnam. Returning to my hometown to practice is the main reason for me to become a glaucoma specialist.” The career choice of Dr. Trúc, a female Vietnamese doctor, has also transformed the fate of many local glaucoma patients.

Dr. Trúc was born in a remote village in Hue of Vietnam where the local farmers experienced difficulty in accessing treatment for their eye conditions due to geographical constraints. Since 2014, Dr. Trúc has been working at the Hue Eye Hospital of Vietnam, a long-time Orbis partner. She has received professional training aboard the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital twice, including expert training from one of the world's top glaucoma specialists, Dr. Lee Alward. Her surgical skills have been strengthened through Orbis’s telemedicine platform Cybersight. Dr. Trúc is dedicated to sharing her knowledge in treating glaucoma with the local doctors.

【Sowing the seeds of light changes the fate of refugees.】

Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh is the world's largest settlement for refugees. Even if displaced refugees suffer from eye diseases, it is difficult for them to seek medical treatment due to the lack of resources and the remoteness. Senowara, mother of four, is one of them. She has experienced the darkest time in her life over the past few years. She suffered from deteriorating eyesight that made everyday tasks impossible. Her husband left her and the children because of this, and no longer supported their living.

Later her family was forced to flee to Bangladesh because of the war. At the time arriving the world’s largest refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar, Senowara was almost completely blind. The future of this single-parent family, like Senowara's eyesight, saw no light.

Thanks to Orbis’s eye screening in the refugee camps, Senowara received the sight-saving surgery. Her vision, together with the children’s livelihood, was brought back to normal. Her dignity was regained after the surgery, "Many people often ignored my presence when I was blind, but now it's completely different.” She has now found a new job in a refugee camp which allows her to give back to her community.

Together We Can Go Farther

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75% of all visual impairment could be effectively treated or prevented. However, many people living in remote areas are left without timely treatment resulting in permanent blindness. Orbis is committed in bringing eye care to those in need. Please support our monthly donation program to help those with eye disease fight the darkness and regain their sight as soon as possible.

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