World Sight Day 2018 - World Sight Day 2018
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Celebrating our Canadian Heroes

Our Canadian Volunteer Faculty play a critical role in maintaining Canada’s longstanding contribution to saving sight around the world. Comprised of world-leading experts in eye health, these volunteer eye health professionals share their skills and expertise with local medical teams on board our Flying Eye Hospital, through our in-country Hospital Based Training programs and long-term projects, as well as remotely through Cybersight.



Longtime Canadian Orbis Volunteer Faculty member, Dr. Simon Holland, is the recipient of the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's 2018 Mentor of the Year Award!

We congratulate Dr. Holland for this outstanding achievement and for being a true friend and ambassador of Orbis.

Please show your support of our Canadian Orbis team through a donation today!

$50 Adult

Save the Sight of an Adult

Just $50 can save a Mom or Dad’s vision and allow them to work, look after their children, and participate in their community.
$100 Child

Save the Sight of a Child

Just $100 can save a child’s vision and open up a life of possibility!

— Meet our VFs (Volunteer Faculty) —

Over 400 expert medical volunteers come from all corners of the globe, offering their time and expertise to help eliminate unnecessary blindness – about 20% of these incredible people are Canadian. Our surgeons, doctors, anesthetists, nurses, residents and technicians have been contributing year after year, travelling to the most remote places around the world to bring the gift of sight to children and adults.

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80% of all Blindness and Visual Impairment is Avoidable

Shockingly, 75% of all visual impairment can be prevented or treated. That means that out of the 253 million people estimated to be visually impaired in the world, a staggering 189 million could be able to see today if they had received surgery or glasses - the kind of care that many of us take for granted.

— Meet the Teams —

The work of Orbis is completely dependent upon our generous partners and corporate sponsors. Take a look at all the teams that make our work possible - and the mission of ending unnecessary blindness – a reality. Please show your support through a donation or by following us on social media!

Eliminating avoidable blindness is one of the most cost-effective ways of fighting poverty. For every $1 invested in blindness prevention, more than $4 is returned in economic terms.

— Orbis Highlights —

Flying Eye Hospital

Orbis Flying Eye HospitalUnlike any plane you've seen before
The Flying Eye Hospital is a state-of-the-art, fully accredited ophthalmic teaching and training hospital. Hundreds of experts have come together to combine the latest in avionics, hospital engineering, technology and clinical expertise to make the flying hospital a reality.

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CybersightRevolutionizing the way people are trained and mentored
Cybersight is our online telemedicine platform, where doctors, nurses, and other professionals are able to connect, learn from one another, experience real-time surgical procedures and provide ongoing support. All it takes is a smartphone and a 3G internet connection.

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