Your eyes

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World Glaucoma Week

March 12 – 18, 2017 marks World Glaucoma Week; a collaboration between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association. The project is aimed at encouraging people to have their eyes (including their optic nerves) examined regularly, in order to combat visual impairment caused by glaucoma. What is Glaucoma? A treatable group of diseases that arises from...
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Thank you for helping to restore the precious gift of sight

A group of visually impaired patients had an eye-opening experience at Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg last year, when our medical team performed an impressive 40 cataract operations in one tour. That’s 20 sight restoration operations a day, for two days! None of these life-changing procedures would have been possible without the support of our trusty donor community. Thank...
Love in Action

Love in Action

Over 20 elderly residents from Love in Action Community Care Old Age Home were provided with free eye screening and treatment last year. We visited the home in partnership with Lions Club Centurion and Hillsong Church. Vision loss among the elderly is a common and serious problem. Thank you to our partners for helping us show the elderly that their vision is important to us. To make a...
Cataract Blits

Seeing is believing

A cataract blitz in the North West province in June 2015 restored the gift of sight to many happy people. For people like 81-year-old Simon, 69-year-old John and 77-year old Sarah, the surgery felt like a miracle. Cataracts had steadily diminished their vision until only their perception of light remained. Simon could no longer tend to his herd of cattle and thieves took advantage of this,...
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Common Eye Conditions

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Online eye test

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Are you wondering whether you should have your eyes tested? YES! Have your eyes tested at least every two years and also use our online tool to see if you might have an eye problem

Latest research

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Have they found a cure for age related macular degeneration yet? Can I safely wear cosmetic contact lenses? Find out about the latest developments in eye care.

Cataract operations

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Cataracts accounts for 39.1% of global blindness – and it can be cured! Find out how we help people who are needlessly blinded by cataracts.

Find local help

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Create awareness about eye care

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Help us to get the message out there! We need people to test their eyes. Click here to see how you can help.

Get affordable glasses

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Do you need glasses, but you can not afford them? Click here for affordable glasses.

Experience blindness

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Have you ever wondered how it feels to have tunnel vision? How do people with cataracts see the world? Take a sneak peek into the world of visually impaired people.

Eye Care FAQs

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Questions about eye care? Read common FAQs about eye care.

Cataract remains the leading cause of blindness in older people – yet it can be cured with a simple, cost-effective operation. Council, in line with VISION 2020 goals, seeks to make this ‘gift’ available to all who need it.

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