Underpinning our mission

Corneal Health and Global Progress.

In a world designed for people who can see, good vision enables a range of everyday activities that are critical to global progress, and moreover, our collective achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from reducing poverty and hunger to expanding opportunities for improved health, education, gender equality, and decent work. When the vision of a person is saved or restored, so is their independence and chance to stay in school, maintain employment, and provide for their family. By removing obstacles to appropriate and affordable corneal eye care across all stages of life, SightLife and our partners not only help prevent blindness and restore sight, we renew hope for a brighter, more sustainable future for entire communities.

By clearing obstacles to improved corneal health outcomes, SightLife and our partners transform lives.

What We Do

Sustainable Development Goals Poster

Poverty is the deprivation of opportunity…[Therefore] human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live, which is only a part of it.

Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize in Economics
Durga thrives in school after his corneal transplant

You Can Help Eliminate Corneal Blindness

With your help, we can ensure all people get the corneal healthcare they need to say in school, maintain independence, sustain a livelihood, and provide for their families.