Give the Gift of Sight.
Over twenty percent of the world's blind population live in India where cataracts are the leading cause of blindness. Cataracts are easily treatable and yet nearly 12.5 million people in India are blind, often because the simple surgery is not accessible. Cataract surgery is a safe and common procedure however because of poverty, lack of accessible health care and other compounding factors, it is out of reach for millions of vulnerable older people in India.
HelpAge Canada has been supporting eye clinics in India since 1980. Ensuring that cataract surgery is available free of charge, by credible and competent professionals, and by providing transportation for seniors in remote areas, over 35,000 surgeries have been completed.
The consequences of blindness are far reaching and for older people in India it often costs their independence and their ability to provide for their families. This further isolates them, prevents their access to other health services, safety and community participation, and most of all, their dignity.
Change a senior's life in India with a $53 cataract eye surgery today!