Sightsavers-Curing Preventable Blindness
Sightsavers is much more than saving the sight of countless people. They are all about giving back lives and helping to empower those who are permanently or partially blind. Sightsavers has impressive statistics, but they are much more than statistics. They have countless heartwarming stories to share, and they have been in operation for sixty-eight years. They have thousands of donors and volunteers, and they are an organization that has been working in India since 1966. They’re doing work in thirty countries currently and are making a big difference. In this day and age, no one should suffer from preventable blindness.
Sightsavers visits some of the poorest parts of the world and is helping to restore the eyesight of countless masses. They are also educating people on how to avoid eye infections and are performing eye surgeries to help restore eyesight. In many cases, permanent blindness can be avoided is caught in time.
“What is river blindness?” River blindness is a parasitic infection that can, over time, cause irreversible blindness. The disease is spread by the bite of infected black flies that breed near fast-flowing rivers. 120 million people are at risk worldwide. River blindness can lead to severe skin irritation, pain and sight loss. 500,000 people are blind because of it. 37 million are infected by the disease. Medication can stop it spreading. Fly catchers work to eradicate the flies that carry river blindness. Together, we can eliminate the disease. Learn more: www.sightsavers.org (or click link in our bio!) #Sightsavers #riverblindness #ntds #blindness #eyes #eyehealth #vision #sight #sightloss #visionloss #eyecare #eyehealth #beatNTDs #nomoreNTDs #blindnessawareness #endavoidableblindness #avoidableblindness #river #rivers #riversides #didyouknow #dyk #factoftheday #interesting #interestingfacts
There is no age limit to who can receive help through the Sightsavers program. When vision cannot be restored the organization will help those who are blind to get the training they need to live a life that is self-sufficient and happy. Many people who were blind were very depressed and even suicidal but with the right education they can become not only productive by they can also support their families. This helps to lift the burden on the families and restores a feeling of self-worth and confidence in the family member who is blind or partially blind.
About fifteen million in India face blindness, and most of those cases can be avoided with the right hygiene habits. Many people who live in very remote villages and are bind become isolated with no hope for help or a better life. Sightsavers is helping them to get a new lease on life and has regional programs such as the Ganjam District Rehabilitation Project which helps people who are very isolated and who live in very rural areas. Sightsavers is not afraid to take on new challenges, and their goal is to rid the planet of glaucoma entirely. They are all about saving sight, empowerment, and preventing blindness whenever possible. They are giving people back their lives and independence.