Our sight programs have changed the lives of millions. There may be many, but each person who has had their sight restored or improved has a story to tell—a story of living with frustration, fear or helplessness, then having that unexpected moment of seeing the world through their own eyes, and going on to embrace a new life with vision. Being able to help people in this way is unforgettable, and is often the result of a simple operation or gift of eyeglasses. At an average of just US$6 to restore someone’s sight, giving a man back his independence, enabling a child see the chalkboard at school or allowing a grandmother to see her grandchild for the first time, is priceless. Read a few of their sight stories here.
Fourth-grader Handapangodage escaped unnecessary blindness with screening and treatment through the Sight for Kids program.
Carlos in Ecuador can see for the first time with treatment at a Lions pediatric eye care center.
Young Khun Pichudom in Cambodia can read, learn and play better with his new glasses.