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ORBIS SHOWCASES NEW FLYING EYE HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH LONG-TIME PARTNER USAID

Orbis showcases the Flying Eye Hospital is a powerful tool for change in the fight against blindness  Read More »

Orbis Touches Down in Newark, New Jersey with the New Flying Eye Hospital

Third-Generation Flying Eye Hospital opens for public tours before departing on mission to fight preventable and treatable blindness Read More »

Orbis Canada Plane Pull for Sight 2016 a massive success

Orbis Canada Plane Pull for Sight 2016 landed back in Toronto and Vancouver. More than 3,000 participants and spectators were in attendance over the two events and an incredible $161,000 was raised!  Read More »

FedEx Express and Orbis International Debut New Flying Eye Hospital at Memphis World Hub

FedEx extends its support of the organization for another five years, through May 2021 Read More »

Orbis Unveils New Plane & Technology to Fight Blindness

The international eye care nonprofit launches the third generation of its storied Flying Eye Hospital Read More »

ORBIS ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF OF PROGRAM

Orbis appoints Danny Haddad, MD, to lead organization’s global blindness prevention portfolio. Read More »

Part Three: Our Canadian Medical Volunteers - A Pillar of the Orbis Community

So far we have introduced you to Dr El-Defrawy and Patrick Yang, two of our Canadian Volunteer Faculty members. In the third installment of our series, we're pleased to introduce you to one of our longest-serving volunteers, Dr. Simon Holland.  Read More »

Orbis Awarded Champion for Vision For Dedication to Children’s Eye Health

Orbis awarded Champion for Vision for dedication to children's eye health at 42nd Annual American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Meeting in Vancouver, Canada Read More »

Part Two: Our Canadian Medical Volunteers - Our Newest Recruit

In Part Two of our Canadian Medical Volunteers series, I'd like to introduce to you one of Orbis Canada's newest volunteers, Patrick Yang.  Patrick graduated from the Ophthamology department at the University of Toronto studying under esteemed Orbis Volunteer Faculty members, Dr. El-Defrawy and Dr. Wai-Ching Lam. He made his first Orbis trip in 2014 when he traveled to Mongolia volunteering on board the Flying Eye Hospital. We're very proud that Patrick has been chosen to be part of the team for the first trip of the new Flying Eye Hospital.  Read More »

Part One: Our Canadian Medical Volunteers - Celebrating a Decade of Saving-Sight with Orbis

At Orbis Canada we're so proud of our Canadian Medical Volunteers. To celebrate their great work, we want to share with you some of their stories and experiences. In Part One, we talk with Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy, a leading ophthalmologist and professor at the University of Toronto.  Read More »

ORBIS INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Retired Brigadier General, John Robert Ranck joins the global fight against avoidable blindness. Read More »

Registration for Orbis Plane Pull for Sight 2016 is now open

Have you ever pulled a plane?! Now you can - Challenge yourself this June.  Read More »

Orbis Raises Awareness for World Sight Day

In honor of World Sight Day, the annual day of awareness that focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment, Orbis has launched a new video to share.  Read More »

ORBIS CANADA LAUNCHES SIGHTS ON ASIA COMPAIGN

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The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Returns to Peru in 2015

September 22, 2015 - In collaboration with the Regional Health Management (GERESA) in La Libertad region, Orbis's Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) – the world's only accredited ophthalmic training hospital aboard a DC-10 aircraft – has returned to Trujillo, Peru for the fifth time to deliver a four-week regional ophthalmic training program.  Read More »

PBS Visits Flying Eye Hospital Program in Vietnam

PBS has featured Orbis on PBS NewsHour and PBS Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, after special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro had the opportunity to join the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) program in Vietnam in May 2015. Read More »

Orbis Unveils Vision Screening Handbook for School Teachers

June 22, 2015 - Orbis India launched a Vision Screening Handbook For School Teachers at the 11th Annual Conference of VISION 2020 – The Right to Sight, India held recently at C L Gupta Eye Institute, Moradabad, India. Read More »

Orbis FEH Lands in Hanoi to Conduct Training Program

May 26, 2015 - Orbis, in cooperation with longtime global sponsor FedEx, has brought the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH)—the world’s only accredited ophthalmic training hospital aboard a DC-10 aircraft—to Hanoi, Vietnam for the first time. Read More »

Orbis Improves Access to Quality Eye Care

Limited access to quality eye care is a global issue that affects millions due to lack of transportation, inability to cover expenses or lack of education about where to receive help.  Read More »

Orbis and Partnering Foundation Grant Patient’s One Wish

May 7, 2015 - One Wish tells the life-changing story of Hoa, a Vietnamese girl whose strabismus—a condition which can eventually lead to blindness—was not only negatively affecting her vision, but her confidence at school.  Read More »

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