About Canadian Eyesight Global
Canadian Eyesight Global – formerly Canadian Eyesight International – is a registered Canadian charitable organization comprised of surgeons, doctors, business leaders and numerous volunteers concerned with global blindness.
It is made up of individual Canadians concerned about other people – those in India and such developing nations who are especially vulnerable to blindness as well as those who have already lost their eyesight. In these nations, there are many health and social issues that require attention. Because blindness is caused by many problems, including lack of adequate nutrition, sanitation and trauma, we have the opportunity to bring health in many different forms.
Canadian Eyesight Global strives to help those who are unable to help themselves and to give people who are blind or visually impaired real support. For over 29 years, we have been helping our community with our partner doctors in India and other developing countries to enhance the facilities and treatment programs, with outstanding results.
Our Vision is to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020 and to ensure the best possible vision for all people. Canadian Eyesight Global organization is working to remove blindness that is a major health issue among the young, the underprivileged, the aged. Visual impairment in some instances can lead to death. The problem is growing day by day. Every second, one person in the world goes blind. A child goes blind every minute. Yet for three out of four of these people, blindness was completely preventable.
Global trends show millions of people going blind each year. Eighty percent of the worlds blindness is preventable by means of nutrition, sanitation, antibiotics or surgery. Canadian Eyesight’s view is to work toward the elimination of the preventable causes of blindness. Working with other health organizations and various levels of government, we believe this goal is achievable.