Open Your Eyes
Give the gift of sight with Open Your Eyes
Provide life-changing eye care to needy people in developing countries
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.
Globally, 2.2 billion people are visually impaired or blind. According to the World Health Organization, 89% of these people live in the developing world and it is estimated that 50% of these visual impairments could be prevented, or have yet to be addressed.
In many cases, just a small eye check can make a life-changing difference. Without care, many people will go blind despite there being a treatment available for them.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Whoever relieves a hardship for a fellow Muslim, Allah will relieve them from a hardship on the Day of Judgement." [Muslim]
You can help bring the gift of sight back to thousands of people suffering from visual impairments caused by presbyopia, refractive errors, cataracts, glaucoma and more – all with a simple donation of just 16p a day!
Act now, before vulnerable children and adults are left in the dark for good.
Support Our Mobile Eye Clinic
Your donations will support our Mobile Eye Clinics that are staffed with dedicated opticians and optical consultants, who provide sight-saving eye treatments to those with moderate to severe visual impairments in developing countries.
There are 1.1 billion people around the world who suffer from visual impairment that could have been treated, or are still waiting for treatment. Your donations could aid them in getting their vision back by providing them with eye checks, glasses, medication and operations.
Support our Mobile Eye Clinics today to deliver optical treatments to children and adults in some of the poorest areas of the world.
Penny Appeal will endeavour to use your gift as requested, wherever possible. If for any reason we cannot use your donation as you have indicated, we will use it to fund similar projects in other countries or other projects in the relevant country. Penny Appeal’s strategic overview and on the ground experience means it is in the best position to decide how to meet need as it arises.