The Gift of Sight’s mission is to eradicate preventable blindness by fostering sustainable healthcare delivery in underserved, global communities.
Giving the Gift of Sight
We provide supplies, knowledge, and surgical skills in Haiti, Vietnam, Philippines, Guatemala, and Kenya in collaboration with many different organizations and stakeholders. An example of success is our record of work in Lascahobas, Haiti. The Gift of Sight's medical team has screened more than 12,000 patients, dispensed over 6,500 pairs of eyeglasses, and performed hundreds of cataract extractions. This care has literally transformed the lives of people who live in an area where a single doctor used to make one annual visit to an area that is home to 50,000 people. We are improving the standard of specialized care available in such areas of focus.
The Reason to Give
The Gift of Sight focuses primarily on patients in need of cataract surgery and glasses. Although the treatment for cataracts and fitting of glasses is simple and effective, it is neither available nor affordable for those living in many developing countries. Numerous patients have no understanding of cataracts and accept the loss of vision as a natural process of aging. Through The Gift of Sight, we would like to provide the surgery and education needed for those patients who have lost or are losing their sight due to a treatable cause.
The Gift of Sight charity will continue the legacy started by Dr. Westfield by providing free eye surgery, eye glasses, and medical eye care to those who otherwise would live in a world of darkness. We gather medication, eyeglasses, surgical equipment and supplies, and then distribute those items in various sites. We ask for your support in our organization's efforts to provide the "gift of sight" to those in need of vision. Your donation will help us provide and restore sight to people around the world.