Dr. Doug Fredrick, Orbis volunteer faculty, performing pediatric eye surgery in Hue, Vietnam in 2015

COVID-19 EMERGENCY VISION FUND – YOU CAN HELP DELIVER CRITICAL EYE CARE IN A GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS

June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our global health services in ways we’ve never seen before, but the extraordinary need and urgency of what we do at Orbis hasn't changed. Our sight-saving work is just as important as ever - maybe more.

Like so many other charities, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Orbis in carrying out our projects on the ground globally. Patients with critical eye diseases cannot wait for the pandemic to be over in order to have their eyes treated.

In response to this urgent need, we’ve created the COVID-19 Emergency Vision Fund to raise funds for essential Orbis programs that are now in jeopardy – programs that provide critical eye care for babies and children, their parents and the elderly who are even more vulnerable now than ever before.

We need you – our amazing donors and supporters – to join us in showing the power of kindness and generosity at a time when we've never needed it more. We know it’s not an ideal time to ask, but we truly hope you’ll consider helping us now when we need it most – when we need you most!

Your donations will help Orbis right now as we continue to support our in-country hospital partners to deliver urgent and emergency eye care services – whenever and wherever possible.

This is a pivotal moment for Orbis and the hundreds of millions of people suffering from blindness and visual impairment around the world. We have to act now.

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: AN UPDATE ON OUR WORK

As we're sure you can imagine, we've had to adjust or rethink many of our plans for 2020 amid the the spread of COVID-19.

At a time when our global health system is being stretched to its limit, we're truly inspired by the unwavering commitment of our many partners and volunteers as they continue to provide critically needed eye care – whenever and wherever it's safe to do so.

We need your support now more than ever before

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