Operation Eyesight Universal

General Information

Operation Eyesight Universal
Suite 200, 4 Parkdale Crescent NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3T8
(403) 521 8265

Brief Description

Every five seconds, one person in the world goes blind. A child goes blind every minute. Yet for three out of four of these people, blindness was completely preventable. Operation Eyesight Universal is an international development organization that is working to eliminate avoidable blindness with the help of private donations and public support. Based in Canada, this organization has brought sight-restoration and blindness-prevention treatment to millions of people since its founding in 1963. At present, its work is focused on India and the African countries of Ghana, Kenya and Zambia – places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor. The organization works in partnership with local medical professionals and community development teams, building essential resources that give all people, including the poorest, access to the help they need. Using an innovative model of hospital-based community eye care, Operation Eyesight seeks to ensure sustainable service for entire communities, with long-lasting results.


Brian Foster, Executive Director, fosterb@operationeyesight.com, 403 670 2633

Services Offered

  • Professional Training
    • Maintains training facilities overseas to train ophthalmologists, nurses, and support staff.

  • Health
    • Provides diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions.