Blindness currently affects an estimated 36 million people worldwide. The World Sight Foundation (WSF) has as its central ethos the education of ophthalmic personnel in the developing world.
If we treat we help now – if we teach we help for ever.Our work
Our mission is to deliver sustainable solutions for the alleviation of blindness, and for preserving sight, anywhere in the world, and is being achieved by enhancing the skills of locally-based eye care professionals through education.
Empowerment through education is a powerful self-help tool. Ownership of any support we give remains local and offers the prospect of sustainable long term benefit.LEARN MORE
We feel passionately that enhancing skills and increasing the numbers of ophthalmic personnel, particularly doctors and nurses, is an important way of reducing blindness in the world.LEARN MORE
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“ It is an honour to be given this grateful moment on behalf of my colleagues to pass our sincere gratitude to WSF for being with us and for the information you have equipped us with and we promise to implement it to our clinical practice. To our sponsors, we thank you from the core of our hearts, if it was not for you we would not be here. Being an Ophthalmic nurse would just be a wish but because of you it is a dream come true. We cannot thank you enough but we promise to be the best Ophthalmic nurses out there. Once again, our heartfelt thank you to you all. Yours sincerely ”
" Good morning for all, have a nice day. On behalf of my colleagues I would like to thank the World Sight Foundation for giving us the opportunity of having Ophthalmic Nursing Assistance course, this has been very good and crucial for our professional growth and future career, many thanks for all employees in this hospital. Thank you"
“ Malaysia is much indebted to World Sight Foundation for their generous support of two teachers from the UK ( Mrs Jane Tapley and Mrs Clare Carney). They taught a course of orthoptics and conducted workshops. They came to Alor Setar, Kedah in August 2014 and the participants were ophthalmologists, medical officers in training and optometrists from the whole country. They both went to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Borneo) also in August this year. The participants this time were from Borneo, ie two states in Malaysia, which are Sabah and Sarawak, There are only 2 orthoptists based in a government hospital in Kuala Lumpur and 2 in private centres also in Kuala Lumpur. These course were exceptionally well received and will greatly contribute to the knowledge and experience of those in Malaysia who look after children with ophthalmic problems. Thank you again. Sincerely, ”