The Gift of Sight

We are working to eliminate preventable and curable blindness in under-resourced communities.

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A lot has changed in the world since the outbreak of COVID-19. Unprecedented measures to stop its spread are being taken by governments, organizations and people all across the world. Learn how HCP has been affected and what we’re doing to help.

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News & Updates



Subdued and shy, with cataracts in both eyes, Melkemu spoke so softly you couldn’t even hear him.

Watch Melkemu’s video and read his story to experience the moment he regained his sight.

Read his story

The Cause


A 10-minute, $25 surgery restores sight to the needlessly blind


Eighty percent of blindness can be treated or prevented

18 Million

Needlessly blind cataract patients still await care


Since 1995, HCP & partners have performed over 980,000 surgeries in the developing world

Financial Efficiency

We take great pride in our financial efficiency and work to maximize the value of every donation we receive. Almost 90% percent of our expended resources support our efforts to eradicate preventable blindness throughout the world.

  • 88% Programs
  • 7% Administrative Costs
  • 5% Fundraising