WHAT WE DO

EYE EXAMS & EDUCATION

Comprehensive eye exams can provide important findings of one's overall health. Many people in rural areas do not have access to an optometrist.

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GLAUCOMA MEDICATIONS

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness globally, after cataracts. The difference is blindness caused by glaucoma is irreversible, while cataract can be surgically treated. Currently there is no cure for glaucoma, but the proper diagnosis and medication can prevent further vision loss.

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CATARACT SURGERY

The World Health Organization estimates that of 37 million blind people in the world; 90% live in developing countries, 80% of the cases are avoidable or treatable, and 48% are blind due to cataracts. This means, approximately 20 million people are blind because of cataracts.

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PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES

Prescription eyeglasses are used to correct a visual impairment of nearsightedness and farsightedness. People who are nearsighted can see objects close to them but need eyeglasses or contact lenses to see objects in the distance. On the opposite side of the spectrum, people who are farsighted can see far away, but need assistance to see objects close to them

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PROTECTIVE SUNGLASSES

The sun does so many amazing things for all of us, unfortunately, the sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays that can damage our skin and eyes. Damage can include skin cancer, cataracts and macular degeneration. Thankfully, we can act and protect our eyes by wearing protective sunglasses to block UV ray damage.

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DONATE A SLIT LAMP

Eyes for the World volunteer optometrist, ophthalmologist and nurses work closely with the local medical professional of the community to provide a sense of community sustainability, and further education about current medical trends. Some of the villages Eyes for the World visits during their expedition may have one local optometrist, but may not have adequate equipment.

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