Our Impact

The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1.3 billion people around the globe live with some form of vision impairment, 80% of which can be prevented or cured. Roughly 90% of vision-impaired people live in low- and middle-income countries, and those living with vision impairment are more likely to experience other disadvantages, like poverty and barriers to education and employment. We connect with other organizations, communities, and eye care providers to prevent and treat eye diseases and reverse vision impairment.

Since 1985, on roughly 80 field programs, we have provided over 35,000 eye examinations, dispensed more than 26,000 pairs of eyeglasses and protective eyewear, conducted 27 teaching seminars, and performed 6,392 sight-restoring and life-altering surgeries in 12 countries.

VHI Field Program in Ecuador

VHI Field Program in Ecuador


Countries where we’ve served…

Costa Rica · Dominican Republic · Ecuador · Guatemala · Honduras · Mexico · Nicaragua · peru · Poland · Tanzania · Thailand · United States