Thursday 13th October is World Sight Day.
We are fighting to provide universal, high-quality eye health care. We believe that sight should be a right for all.
The funds we raise between 9th October until 13th October will provide sustainable eye health care to partner countries and communities. Donations received will fund new projects to increase the quality of, and access to, eye health care services.
Sight should be a right for all, right? We think so.
Yet in 2022, there are 1.1 billion people worldwide who live with vision loss. For those in developing countries, blindness impacts their education pathways, employment opportunities and independence. Vision loss impacts individuals, families and whole communities.
There are currently 771 million people who have avoidable vision loss.
These are BIG numbers.
Vision loss is a BIG problem. You can make a BIG difference to close the inequity of global eye health care.
How it works:
For every $1 you donate, our champions of sight will MATCH your gift.
Starting today, our incredible sponsors have agreed to DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS until we reach our target of $70,000! Every gift over $2 is tax-deductible. This means your donations will make even more impact to people living with vision loss.
Why we need your support
Sight For All’s sustainable education models are renowned for their proven effectiveness: by teaching eye specialists, who then share their skills with future generations, we enhance the vision of whole countries.
But there is so much more to do. And we need your help.
Now is the time to DOUBLE your impact and make a su
Now is the time to DOUBLE your impact and make a sustainable change to the millions of people with vision impairment around the world. Together, we can help make their future a little brighter.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors.
Your support means the world to us.
Ahrens is a national full-service construction, engineering and mining services company, delivering a complete range of project services and cost-effective solutions. They achieve this through a complete range of in-house capabilities, numerous strategic locations and collaborative, personable approach to business.
Inservio is a leading provider of specialised pharmaceutical services in Australia. They provide services in a range of specialist therapeutic areas including ophthalmology, pulmonary arterial hypertension and hand surgery.
ZEISS drive the progress, efficiency and access to healthcare technology supporting doctors to improve their patients’ quality of life.
Since their establishment is 1853, Bausch + Lomb has been at the forefront of visionary innovations in eye care dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life.
Apellis is a global biopharmaceutical company leveraging courageous science, creativity, and compassion to develop transformative therapies for people living with a broad range of debilitating diseases by controlling complement, part of the body’s immune system.
Thank you to Lindy Tallis on behalf of the The Michael and Joan Tallis Endowment at the APS Foundation, who have generously pledged $10,000 to be matched by our sponsors
The Michael and Joan Tallis Endowment, a sub-fund of the Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation was established by Lindy Tallis in memory of her parents to fund, amongst other things, medical research in ophthalmology that aims to identify and treat eye related disease that compromises vision or causes blindness.
Dr George Michael Tallis (10 August 1931 – 21 February 2017), known as Michael, had a magnificent career as a statistician with a special expertise in medical statistics. He suffered from impaired vision all his life, empathised with those people who face the loss of sight and understood the impact that research can have on individual lives. Michael’s wife Joan (6 November 1929 – 29 June 2015) was hugely supportive of Michael’s endeavours throughout his career. The endowment also funds research into cancer, research scholarships and other initiatives aimed at improving the lives of others.
The donation to Sight For All is to fund collaborative eye health projects in Australia and developing countries including research, infrastructure support, sustainable education, the promotion of eye health and training of eye specialists.