Over 300 million people worldwide live with low vision or blindness. By improving the quality of eye care treatment delivered by local health care organizations, blindness and visual impairment may be avoided. The Church provides training, equipment, and supplies to assist local eye care professionals and programs. Since 2003, over 550,000 people have benefited from Church vision projects throughout the world.
LDS Charities volunteers help doctors improve their diagnosis and treatment of eye problems.
Doctors are trained on the use of donated equipment, and technicians are trained on its maintenance. The technology ensures improved diagnoses and disease treatment.
Depending on the project type, consumable supplies such as lenses, sutures, medications, and eyeglasses are donated. These are often acquired from local vendors.