With a population of over 28 million people, it is estimated that 95% of people that need glasses in Ghana do not have access to affordable eye care services and glasses.


Working together with the Ghana Health Service and other NGOs, we plan to expand our programme in Ghana to increase access to affordable eye care services in rural and isolated communities. By working in partnership with other eye care organisations, we aim to increase resources and maximise impact.


Our work in focus

Since 1989, Vision Aid Overseas has sent more than 200 Professional Volunteers (qualified/ practicing eye care professionals) to Ghana to support local eye care workers with training and delivery of outreach clinics to the more isolated communities.

 

Working in partnership with the Korle Bu Lions Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital, we established Korle Bu Optical Services at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in the capital city, Accra. The Vision Centre provides free eye tests and low-cost prescription glasses to the public, seeing more than 3,000 patients a year.