Mission Statement

Dedicated to the elimination of avoidable blindness in children worldwide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that eighty percent of the world’s 45 million blind people live in developing countries. The Eye Foundation of America’s (EFA) mission is to go where the need is greatest — often rural and remote areas of developing countries where there is no medical care or where the cost of the care is prohibitive.

EFA provides medical eye care and treatment that is both affordable and accessible to all on equal terms, with the goal of eliminating avoidable blindness, especially in children. We take extra steps to ensure that our treatment is of the highest quality–comparable to that provided by the best hospitals in the world. We also deliver that care in ways that maintain each patient’s self respect and dignity.

We’ve treated Native Americans, wounded refugees in war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq, and have built eye hospitals in India–one with a wing devoted exclusively to children. We work in more than 14 countries and plan to extend that reach in the years ahead.

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