SightLife takes a health systems approach to addressing the inequities that contribute to and perpetuate corneal blindness worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. How do we do it? We draw on our five decades of sight-restoring experience to expand the network, capacity, and capabilities of our partners globally, while also co-creating with them sustainable strategies and programs for improving corneal health outcomes in the regions we collectively serve, from Africa to Greater Asia, including China and India, to Latin America and the United States.
We leverage innovation to leapfrog barriers and help bring corneal health solutions within reach, especially for people and communities in low-resource settings.
We optimize and share industry-leading best practices to strengthen eye banking systems, continuously uplift donor families, and increase the number of quality corneas for sight-restoring surgery.
We empower community health workers to screen and treat corneal abrasions before they progress to blindness, while raising awareness of preventative corneal care in their communities.
We bolster political will and government support for the access and delivery of appropriate and affordable corneal care services, when and where people need them.
We train surgeons, clinical providers, and ophthalmic as well as eye bank personnel in the delivery of high-quality, people-centered corneal healthcare and tissue recovery and donation services.
We forge cross-sector collaborations that build on the strengths of each partner while catalyzing and accelerating shared value and corneal health impact at scale.