80% of how we experience the world is through our eyes.
Inequities in our healthcare systems mean children and family members may suffer without reason.
Today, 1 in 7 people worldwide live with some form of vision loss, yet 90% of vision loss is preventable or treatable. Families living in poverty face the greatest barriers to eye care, such as expense and access. In a world built for sighted people, not being able to see clearly means that children and family members are unable to learn, form friendships, earn a living, and remain safe.
Vision is a part of our DNA
Our co-founder, Helen Keller, imagined a world where no one was left out, regardless of race, disability, or income. Despite her inability to hear or see, Helen learned to communicate with the support of her gifted teacher, Anne Sullivan. And she did extraordinary things with her voice – speaking out for others who might have otherwise been left behind.
Like Helen herself, our generous Helen Keller community stands up against inequities and invests in evidence-based solutions to support more than 83 million children and their families.
You can help people see a brighter future
Working hand-in-hand with communities around the world, we work to strengthen and expand vision care to protect and save sight. By building inclusive healthcare systems, you’re helping people like Mary and Famaka live healthier lives and discover their true potential. You can help us deliver the right support at the right time.
Your gift today can do more than you ever imagined:
$50 can provide medication for 100 people to prevent blinding diseases.
$200 can ensure a year of vitamin A for 100 children.
$500 can fund cataract surgeries to restore sight for 6 people.
$1,000 can provide sight-saving surgeries for 7 trachoma patients.
You can help empower the next generation of visionaries.