Eye doctor in surgery.

Volunteer Faculty

Our world renowned Volunteer Faculty are the heartbeat of our training programs around the world. For more than 30 years, the cornerstone of Orbis work has been to teach and train eye health professionals to prevent and treat avoidable blindness.

One of the most critical deficits in global eye health is the lack of an adequately trained workforce. Our comprehensive global network of volunteer medical professionals provide ophthalmic education and instruction to increase our partners’ skills, service and the quality of patient care.

In 2019 alone Orbis deployed 144 Volunteer Faculty to train local eye care teams on our Flying Eye Hospital and in local hospitals.

This is the very reason Orbis was formed - to provide ongoing training and support to eye care teams around the world. Comprised of world leading experts in eye health, our global force of 400 volunteer ophthalmologists, nurses, anaesthesiologists and biomedical engineers from over 30 countries, share their skills with local teams to help improve the level of eye care for generations to come.

By talking to our partner hospitals and their staff, we create teaching programs tailored specifically for their needs. Our volunteers conduct this training and pass on the tools to undertake more complicated procedures, improve surgical outcomes and most importantly of all, restore sight to those in need of assistance.

Our Volunteer Faculty also mentor people from around the world through our telemedicine platform, Cybersight. With 89% of the globe’s blind population living in low income settings, this training is making eye care more accessible where it’s needed most.


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