45 million people are blind; millions more have severely limited eyesight. Local, qualified doctors are trained to diagnose and treat vision problems. LDS Charities provides equipment and supplies essential for these procedures.
Last year, LDS Charities provided vision care to 51,000 people in 24 countries. They included eyeglasses and vision care in Rwanda, surgical training in Mongolia, and optical technician training in Paraguay.
One hundred percent of every dollar donated is used to help those in need without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin.
Note: Dark areas on the map represent those countries receiving Vision Care aid.