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Our Vision

We envision a world in which no person is needlessly blind

Our Mission

Our mission is to cure needless blindness with high-quality, cost-effective eye care in underserved areas of the world

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We partner with local eye health providers to help them build and maintain high-quality eye care in their communities. Through training, equipment and infrastructure support, we cultivate the growth of local, sustainable eye care systems. We focus on areas where the burden of blindness is extremely high, working in over 20 countries throughout South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Globally, 36 million people are blind–half from treatable cataracts

80% of global blindness is preventable with a 10-minute surgery that costs $25 in materials

Growing/aging populations and a shortage of eye care providers contribute to the global backlog of treatable blindness, which will continue to increase without effective solutions

HCP | CureBlindness has 35 implementing partners and a global volunteer network of over 100 collaborators

How We Do It

Our Story

25 years ago, Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin started the Himalayan Cataract Project to fulfill their goal to eradicate needless blindness in their lifetime.

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Maximized Program Support

We take great pride in our financial efficiency and work to maximize the value of every donation we receive. Almost 90% percent of our expended funds support our efforts to eradicate preventable blindness throughout the world.

88% Programs

7% Administration

5% Fundraising

What We've Done

We aspire to cure the mountain of global blindness — one patient at a time. We work to deliver practical, sustainable, high-quality, low-cost eye care to underserved blind people.

Screened and provided basic
exams for over
13.1 million

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Trained 18,000 Eye care professionals

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Performed over 1,015,000 Sight-restoring Surgeries

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Working in 20 Countries to
Provide Screenings
and Surgeries

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