The Power of Sight

The Power of Sight

Seva Canada’s vision is a world in which no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired. Seva Canada, an international development organization, restores sight and prevents blindness in low- and middle-income countries around the world. To date, Seva donors have given over 5 million people the power of sight through life-changing surgeries and provided eye care services to millions more including glasses and medicine.


June 7, 2022 14 min

Everyone, regardless of where they live, their income, religion, gender and sex, deserves access to high-quality eye care. Seva Canada believes everyone deserves an equal right to sight. 

The majority of the world's blind are women and girls, a fact that was discovered by Seva Canada-supported research. Seva Canada donors help women and girls overcome barriers to accessing eye care; barriers that include a lack of education and ...

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Jonathan Glennie said it best, “Dignity is perhaps the one thing that human beings across the globe, in myriad different contexts, most instinctively recognize and long for.” 

Well-intentioned, foreign-led development in low- and middle-income countries continues to leave behind unintended consequences that can be wasteful, from expensive broken equipment that locals cannot fix to much more long-term damaging consequences.  

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June 7, 2022 18 min

Welcome to a three-part podcast series by Seva Canada.  Almost everyone will need access to eye care services during their lifetime.  Sight is so much more than just good vision. For many in low- and middle-income countries, blindness and vision impairment means poverty and loss of opportunity.

When you give the power of sight, you also give access to education, employment and the foundation for a better life.

1.1 billion people li...

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