Our eyes are small compared to all other organs in our body, yet they represent the most critical and
important function – to provide our body with vision to light up our life. Imagine without sight and vision, life is in total darkness. It is only through our vision that God gives each and everyone in this universe the inextinguishable light to shine brilliantly. The light that transforms our life with dignity, love, vibrancy and meaning. The right of sight is a gift by God to every human being. It reflects our intrinsic value,
worthiness and purpose.
From the onset 15 years ago, we have steadfastly focused on restoring sight to the poor, marginalized, underprivileged and downtrodden, so as to transform their lives that impact their future livelihood.
I believe each and everyone of us has a purpose in this world to do good, to plant goodness and help those in dire need. Sowing and planting goodness is a blessing and privilege. Nobody can take away the goodness from us, except the one who has planted it. It remains with us in our soul and in our family.
While we are physically active with the fullness of strength and fullness of joy, let us do good to humanity to serve the poor and disadvantaged. Serving with care and compassion is a calling. It has to come from the heart, to humble oneself and be empty like nothing. Empty our ego and be hollow like a
bamboo inside, but strong and resilient serving beyond ourselves and in the process enriching our souls.
A New Vision (ANV) has been blessed with a strong network of supporters, paramedics, donors, community-based volunteers and ophthalmologists. We have operated mainly in Indonesia because of the high incidence of blindness, in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Nepal and Myanmar. This is only possible with the support of Dr Sanduk Ruit and the entire medical staff of Tilganga Eye Hospital, coupled with strong support from Fred Hollows Foundation, Himalayan Foundation and other NGOs.
We are deeply grateful to our donors and supporters who are the source of inspiration for us to continue
Tan Ching Khoon
Chairman and Founder
This is Us
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Restoring Sight, Restoring Lives
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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.