Open Your Eyes

Provide life-changing eye care to needy people in developing countries

Shine a light in the dark

Globally, there are 285 million people suffering from visual impairments. 

Penny Appeal’s Open Your Eyes programme is working to bring quality eye care to people in hard to reach areas throughout the developing world. With eye checks, medication, glasses and even simple eye operations, we’re restoring the sight of thousands of people. 

You can prevent and treat blindness by supporting our Open Your Eyes mobile eye camps. Healthcare specialists at each campsite diagnose and treat the causes of avoidable loss of sight. They provide medicines, glasses and even carry out simple operations, restoring sight for hundreds of children and adults.

Eye specialist treating a patient

Give the gift of sight


Around the world, 285 million people are visually impaired. According to the World Health Organization, 90% of these people live in the developing world and it is estimated that 80% of visual impairments can be prevented, or even cured.

In many cases, just a small eye check can make a life-changing difference; without one, many people would go blind despite there being a treatment available for them.

Give the gift of sight for just 16p a day.

Act now, before vulnerable children and adults are left in the dark for good.


A girl testing her new glasses



The Prophet (saw) was reported to have said:

"Whoever relieves a hardship for a fellow Muslim, Allah will relieve them from a hardship on the Day of Judgement."

[Sahih Muslim]

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