Imagine the world around you in darkness. For millions of people this darkness is a reality. Blindness takes away so much more than vision. It can impede your ability to gain an education. It can prevent you from finding employment. It can lead you and your family into a life of poverty.
285 million people worldwide are visually impaired. But they don’t need to be.
Orbis Ireland has a vision to eliminate a blinding and life destroying disease in some of the poorest regions in southern Ethiopia.
Orbis conducts training programs by collaborating with local hospitals, on our Flying Eye Hospital and through Cybersight. Orbis programs include training and enhancing skills of the entire eye care team in areas including pediatric eye care, cataract, glaucoma, retina, oculoplastics and diabetic retinopathy
Orbis supports research to develop strategy for evidence based interventions to plan the design and development of our programs. Research also supports advocacy efforts to impact access to eye care. Research is vital to planning and operating cost-effective and efficient eye care programs. Without accurate research on the extent of a problem, or what is already working, implementing quality eye care is very difficult
Around the world, the quality and delivery of healthcare is facing a monumental shift, facilitated by emerging technologies. Orbis Telehealth & Program Technology leverages these advancements with tools to support eye care professionals in the field — and help those in remote regions combat their geographic isolation