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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 »

The Orbis FEH Conducts Training Program in Hue for the First Time

May 5, 2015 – Orbis has returned to Vietnam for the 6th time to deliver a two-week intensive ophthalmic training for eye professionals in Hue, Vietnam.  Read More »

Pull a Plane and Save Sight!

The 2015 Plane Pull for Sight is landing May 23rd in Toronto and June 28th in Vancouver. Fifty teams will have the chance to pull a 757 cargo plane across the tarmac in record time. Read More »

Theresa’s Story: A Heartwarming Follow-up

February 13, 2015 - Theresa recently returned to Kitwe Eye Hospital, where an Orbis-trained surgeon operated on her left eye. Now 15 years old, she is continuing her studies and has dreams of being a lawyer. Read More »

OMEGA Premieres Orbis Documentary Starring Cindy Crawford

OMEGA hosted an event at the New York Historical Society on Thursday, Feb. 5 to celebrate the premiere of “The Hospital in the Sky,” a documentary about Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) starring longtime OMEGA brand ambassador Cindy Crawford. Read More »

Orbis Launches Pediatric Eye Health Project in Mongolia

February 3, 2015 - Orbis and partner organizations gathered in late 2014 to celebrate the launch of the new “Pediatric Vision Network”—an initiative which will establish a comprehensive network of vision care in rural Mongolia. Read More »

Orbis Thanks You for Your Support This Year

2014 was an exciting year for Orbis. Through our work with local partners, we continued to work relentlessly to achieve quality eye health for all.  Read More »

#GivingTuesday: Asegedech’s Story

December 2nd is #GivingTuesday, a day to reflect on how we can be part of a change in the lives of others. Asegedech needed help, and thanks to generous donors, she received it. Read More »

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