This fun, high-energy event raises awareness and support for Seva's international efforts to prevent blindness and low vision.
The synthetic intraocular lens created a revolution in cataract surgery but the high cost kept them from patients in the developing world. Then came Aurolab.
In Nepal, like much of the world, the surgical profession has traditionally been male dominated. Women face cultural and financial obstacles that make becoming a surgeon much harder.
Seva is excited to announce the launch of our new Buy a Frame, Help a Child to See program in partnership with the eyewear brand Bio Eyes.
A new HBO documentary by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky features Seva outreach programs in Nepal. This compelling film follows a couple who are blind on their journey to have their sight restored.
"I couldn't see anything on stage," says Kalpita. "I was looking at complete darkness. I just had to trust that someone would catch me if I were too close to the edge of the stage."
Approximately 285 million people around the world today are blind or suffer from visual impairment; most live in developing countries. To reach the many people in need of eye care, Seva has been awarded two exciting grants from Standard Chartered Bank's Seeing is Believing Initiative.
Travel to a Seva-supported eye camp perched high in the mountains of Taplejung, the Northeastern-most district in Nepal.
By the time Francísca celebrated her sixteenth birthday, her world had become blurry and difficult to navigate.
If you travel to Nepal you will surely notice the smiling faces of children everywhere you go. You may also notice that very few are wearing glasses.
Philosopher Peter Singer highlights donating to Seva's blindness prevention programs as a great example of effective altruism.
As a Seva Board member, chairperson, advisor, and donor, Jerry shared his keen love of people, his compassion, and his insight into how to build an organization and effective program partnerships.
We're excited to announce that Seva Co-Founder Dr. Larry Brilliant's new book Sometimes Brilliant has just been released!