Did you know according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), restoring sight is the single most cost effective health intervention to reduce poverty?

Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the poorest people in the world to see clearly 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

Key Facts