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 »


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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 »

Collaboration is Key to Success for Mongolian Trainee Doctor

November 24, 2014 - Dr. Shirchinjav returns to the FEH to work side by side with Volunteer Faculty surgeon during an ophthalmic skills exchange program. Read More »

Orbis Raises Awareness of ROP on World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2014 - World Prematurity Day is internationally observed every November 17 to raise awareness of premature birth. Premature birth can have an impact on vision as Infants who are born prematurely have a higher risk of developing a potentially blinding eye disease called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Read More »

Give Back with Orbis on #GivingTuesday

December 2 is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Individuals, families, and businesses around the world come together every year to celebrate generosity and give something more. Read More »

Orbis Advocates for Eye Health in Rural Ethiopia

November 4, 2014 - Orbis joins government officials and partners for an event in Ethiopia’s rural areas where the prevalence of the highly contagious—but completely preventable—trachoma disease is highest.  Read More »

The 2014 Sights on Asia Telethon

Orbis Canada raised $230,000 through the 7th annual Sights on Asia Telethon! Read More »

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