Helping People See

Right now, there are 285 million people worldwide who are blind. 80% of them don’t have to be. 

Helen Keller International is dedicated to combatting the causes and consequences of vision loss and making clear vision a reality for those most vulnerable to disease and who lack access to quality eye care.

Since 1994, ChildSight has provided free vision screenings for more than 1.7 million children in the United States and provided more than 243,000 of them with prescription eyeglasses to solve common vision problems.
We train doctors in prevention and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and help educate communities most at risk for diabetes-related vision loss in Bangladesh and Indonesia, countries which have seen an explosive increase in diabetes.
We are improving access to high-quality, affordable cataract surgeries for poor and remote communities in under-served regions of Asia. Each year we train hundreds of doctors, provide them with state-of-the-art equipment, and organize outreach services to reach those without access to eye care.
In the spirit of our founder, Helen Keller, we are improving access to quality education for children living with blindness and other disabilities in Africa and Asia.