Charity information


Helping blind and visually-impaired adults and children. Restoring sight where possible, supporting people where this is not possible to realise their potential.

Founded 1951

  • Mission statement

    For someone who is blind, the gift of sight is the greatest gift of all. Sightsavers works to combat blindness in developing countries, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care. We also support people who are irreversibly blind by providing education, counselling and training. We help the people who need it most - those living in poverty in some of the world's poorest countries.

    We believe that sight is a basic human right, and that everyone - including those in the world's poorest countries - should have access to the treatment and eye care that they need. Our work is important because, as well as providing treatment that can help to restore sight, we also assist with the rehabilitation of those who are irreversibly blind - thereby helping them to make a better future for themselves.

  • Overview

    Established: January 1951

    Registered Charity Number: 207544

    Full time staff: 290

    Phone number: 01444446616

    Address: 33 Perrymount Road Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 3BW

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