In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, A New Vision has taken precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well being of our volunteers, beneficiaries and donors.
As such, all cataract surgical outreach activities have been suspended since February 2020.
We are taking this time to do some housekeeping, you will see a refreshed website and instagram coming soon.
We are also formulating and planning future activities, so when the pandemic is over, we can reach out to our beneficiaries who’d have been patiently waiting.
Meanwhile, let’s all stay safe and stay home.
Michelle Yeoh Joins in Supporting Our Mission to Give Sight!
Restoring Sight, Restoring Lives
Michelle Yeoh shares why 2/3 of the people who are blind are women
What's the Problem? Why should people care?
285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide:
39 million are blind
246 million have low vision.
About 90% of the world's visually impaired live in low-income settings
(Source: WHO Visual Impairment and Blindness Factsheet 2014)
This is an unnecessary tragedy, because 80% of blindness can be cured.
That means, 4 out of 5 people who are blind can be cured.
It's such a small organ, the eye... and what a big role it plays. Close your eyes and see how big.- Dr. Sanduk Ruit, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology
4 out of 5 people who are blind don’t have to be
Advancement in medical technology has allowed cataract patients to see again through an 8 minute, low cost surgery.
With proper post-operation care patients are able to regain their sight within 48 hours or less. Yet 20 million people are still blinded by cataracts.