Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the poorest people in the world to see properly for over 30 years. Whether you are a teacher in Ghana, a seamstress in Zambia, or a school pupil in Ethiopia, poor eye sight can have a devastating impact on your life and livelihood.


Our Vision

No one lives in poverty because of poor eyesight; no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty.






Our Mission

To enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eye care.





  We deliver our mission through:

  • Mobilising Professional Volunteers to use their expertise in eye care

  • Building the capability of local and national institutions through training, education and developing infrastructure for the supply of affordable glasses

  • Providing additional capacity to local agencies in the delivery of eye care directly to patients