Around The World In 8 Smiles

With so many people having to put their travel plans on hold, we're offering you the chance to take a trip around the world in 8 smiles - and meet some of the children whose sight has been saved by Orbis supporters like you!

Meet Our Brave, Young Patients

Dai, 9, from Vietnam had cataracts in both eyes

DAI FROM VIETNAM

Dai was diagnosed with cataracts from birth, but after an operation at an Orbis-supported hospital, his vision was restored. Now, he loves to play outside with his friends!

VAISHNAVI FROM INDIA

Vaishnavi wore her favorite dress on the day she had her cataract operation, and smiled at everyone she met! Thanks to our new pediatric eye care project at the Akhand Jyoti Eye Institute in the state of Bihar, India, Vaishnavi’s sight was restored by our world leading Volunteer Faculty.

Orbis Uk Ethiopia C Geoff Oliver Bugbee Integrated Eye Care Worker Tsehay And Asegedech Tt Patient

ASEGEDECH FROM ETHIOPIA

Asegedech suffered from trachoma, a blinding and painful condition that caused her eyelashes to turn inwards. Thankfully, our team in Ethiopia was able to cure her condition with antibiotics.

SALIOU FROM CAMEROON

Saliou’s cataracts were so bad, he used to suffer from painful headaches. But since his operation – on board the Flying Eye Hospital – his headaches have stopped and he can finally go to school!

KINGSLEY FROM GHANA

Kingsley’s eye condition meant he was very sensitive to light, stopping him from playing outside with his friends. But that’s all changed since his operation – now he loves to play games outside!

Shunwen from China is treated for Glaucoma

SHUNWEN FROM CHINA

Shunwen giggled and smiled as she boarded the Flying Eye Hospital to have her glaucoma treated! Her operation was a success, and trainees got to watch and learn live as it happened.

Megha smiling for the camera after her teacher referred her for an eye screening

MEGHA FROM NEPAL

Megha’s amblyopia (lazy eye) meant she struggled to see the board in class.An operation stopped her sight from worsening, and now she can continue to chase her dream of teaching

NYAMDORJ FROM MONGOLIA

Nyamdorj happily scribbled in a coloring book as he went in for his cataracts operation. With his sight restored, he can safely get back to riding bikes and horses at his family’s home in rural Mongolia.

Thank you to Orbis’s supporters for making these amazing children’s smiles possible – your gifts are truly life changing!