Open your Eyes – Target £10k
Type: Zakat, Sadaqah, Lilah
Millions of people with visual impairments are living in the dark, cut off from the rest of the world. Yet simple eye checks, medicines or operations could restore their sight. Around the world, 285 million people are visually impaired. According to the World Health Organization, 90% of these people live in the developing world and it is estimated that 80% of visual impairments can be prevented, or even cured.
In many cases, just a small eye check can make a life-changing difference; without one, many people would go blind despite there being a treatment available for them.