Around 39 million people in the world are blind, 90% of whom live in the developing world. Majority of them are women. Poor eyesight, let alone blindness, has a huge impact on the person’s quality of life and reduce his/her life expectancy. 80% of blindness cases can be avoided or cured, that means 4 out of 5 blind people do not have to be blind.
A New Vision is a non-profit organization with a mission to restore sight, dignity and quality of life to the poor and marginalized people who needlessly suffer from blindness.
A New Vision organizes high volume high quality free cataract surgery to the poor communities. A New Vision also helps supporting local medical team with required training so they can better serve their communities. A New Vision also supports building and growing sustainable community eye clinics. These approaches are in line with the recommendation by WHO’s VISION2020 “The Right to Sight” to help eradicating avoidable blindness.
Five minutes and US$90, that’s all it takes to restore a blind Indonesian’s sight, and change the person’s life and those of their family forever. This amount also covers the funds for training local medical team.
Lohia Foundation is our partner in eradicating avoidable blindess.
Every minute, a child goes blind. Less than 10% of blind children attend school. There are 1.4 million blind children in the world, 1 million of them live in Asia and 300,000 in Africa. About 40% of the causes of childhood blindness are preventable or treatable.