What Help The World See does
• Developing vision-screening, disease-recognition and prescription-writing capabilities
• Training lab technicians and administrators
• Providing low-cost, durable prescription glasses
• Creating local jobs
Imagine not being able to see the school blackboard? Imagine not being able to see properly on the family small farm or at work? This is the reality that some 25% of the young and some 90% of those over 45 must deal with in developing countries. Worldwide, over 50 million are blind and some 90% live in developing countries. Most of these cases can be prevented with early detection and proper treatment. (Source: World Health Organization)
In these economies eye care has traditionally been a low priority due to other pressing needs. Adequate eye care services are often not available through local public health systems, and private care is often inaccessible because of cost and location.
Since 1987 Help The World See, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization has focused on basic eye care in developing regions overseas. We have built successful, productive eye care centers in countries such as Belize, Bolivia, Colombia and Honduras, providing financial and technical assistance so they could become self-sustaining. Other clinics have followed in Guyana, Antigua and St Lucia.in the Caribbean.
We rely on individual and corporate donors to continue our critical work (individual donations are almost always tax-deductible) and we work with healthcare professionals and and government decision-makers within the developing regions we support.
Learn more here how you can help—The World See.
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