objective is to improve the sight and well-being of visually impoverished
people throughout the world. We are all volunteers who work together
as a non-profit, humanitarian organization. We are a publicly supported
charity. We achieve our objective through direct clinic and education
activities and partnership efforts with those who share our objective.
Our material resources come from donations and support from those
who share our objective. Our work is done without regard to race,
religion, nationality or political belief because we believe the
right to sight is a basic human right.
vision is to:
with its partners in accomplishing the aims of VISION 2020, the
worldwide program to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020.
people in underprivileged countries in eyecare skills
a volunteer revolution towards humanitarian assistance
| We encourage individuals from all walks of life
to help us provide critical sight services to people in need —
without regard to gender, race, religion, or personal or political
Service | We engage people in meaningful volunteer
service, knowing that their energy and expertise help us stay on
the cutting edge of humanitarian work around the world and enable
us to stretch our resources even further.
Partnership | We believe in the power of partnership.
Our partners make us more effective in our humanitarian operations
and they help us serve our ultimate partner: The recipients of our
Excellence | We seek to continuously improve our
programs, policies and procedures through measurable accountability
standards to earn and retain donor trust.
Compassion | We will provide compassionate care
to those who cannot help themselves. We further seek to provide,
through education and support, the kind of assistance that will
encourage those who can be helped to end a cycle of poverty and