OPC - Organization for the Prevention of Blindness

OPC - Organization for the Prevention of Blindness OPC ensures the human right to sight and provides local research, treatments and cures for people affected by blindness and blinding diseases in Francophone Africa since 1978.
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Visit http://www.opc.asso.fr/?lang=en for detailed information about our organisation, accounts, projects and eye health information. The OPC is an international NGO with specific expertise in ocular public health, which has been in operation since 1978. It fights to preserve the sight of as many people as possible in the most deprived populations in developing French-speaking countries. As a resu

Visit http://www.opc.asso.fr/?lang=en for detailed information about our organisation, accounts, projects and eye health information. The OPC is an international NGO with specific expertise in ocular public health, which has been in operation since 1978. It fights to preserve the sight of as many people as possible in the most deprived populations in developing French-speaking countries. As a resu

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We implemented a comprehensive eye care program in Guinea to fight blindness in 3 forest regions along the Guinea-Mali b...
28/06/2021
[Facts & Figures] How OPC Fights Blindness in Guinea in 2021

We implemented a comprehensive eye care program in Guinea to fight blindness in 3 forest regions along the Guinea-Mali border. 🌍

The impact of this project on local communities is very positive. https://bit.ly/3xrTlDx

The main objective of this comprehensive, universal eye care project in Guinea was to fight blindness in three forest regions along the Guinea-Mali border: Kankan, Faranah and N'Zérékoré.

Did you know that in Africa, only 1 in 550 children have access to glasses? 👁 Our programs will help children see their ...
24/06/2021
Celebrate Healthy Vision Month with OPC in 2021

Did you know that in Africa, only 1 in 550 children have access to glasses? 👁 Our programs will help children see their future. https://bit.ly/2QXcwVv

May is Healthy Vision Month in the United States! An initiative of the National Eye Institute and the CDC’s Vision Health Initiative, it encourages Americans to make vision a health priority.

Do you know what the primary causes of vision loss are? (Hint, there are 5!) Find out here: https://bit.ly/31kDQyH
17/06/2021
What is Vision Loss?

Do you know what the primary causes of vision loss are? (Hint, there are 5!) Find out here: https://bit.ly/31kDQyH

Why Is Addressing Vision Loss Important for Global Development? Vision loss is a major global health issue that affects 1.1 billion people around the world.

It's the International Day of the African Child! 🧒🏿 Today, we celebrate the strides OPC has taken to empower underserved...
16/06/2021

It's the International Day of the African Child! 🧒🏿 Today, we celebrate the strides OPC has taken to empower underserved children across Francophone Africa, providing life-changing eye care.
Our increased investment in the future of Francophone Africa wouldn't be possible without our donors! Thank you. https://bit.ly/3rVFUJq

It's the International Day of the African Child! 🧒🏿 Today, we celebrate the strides OPC has taken to empower underserved children across Francophone Africa, providing life-changing eye care.
Our increased investment in the future of Francophone Africa wouldn't be possible without our donors! Thank you. https://bit.ly/3rVFUJq

Our #FORESIGHT program changes the lives of school children and their teachers in some of the world’s most neglected com...
14/06/2021

Our #FORESIGHT program changes the lives of school children and their teachers in some of the world’s most neglected communities. 👁

Can you name 1 out of the 3 objectives of the program? Click here: https://bit.ly/3rVFUJq

Our #FORESIGHT program changes the lives of school children and their teachers in some of the world’s most neglected communities. 👁

Can you name 1 out of the 3 objectives of the program? Click here: https://bit.ly/3rVFUJq

Looking to fill your inbox with good news and read inspiring stories of impact? Subscribe to OPC's emails today! 💌 https...
10/06/2021

Looking to fill your inbox with good news and read inspiring stories of impact? Subscribe to OPC's emails today! 💌 https://bit.ly/37bF4yR

Looking to fill your inbox with good news and read inspiring stories of impact? Subscribe to OPC's emails today! 💌 https://bit.ly/37bF4yR

Do you know how many treatments we have provided over the past 10 years? 🧐 Hint: it's over 5,000,000!Take a guess and fi...
09/06/2021

Do you know how many treatments we have provided over the past 10 years? 🧐 Hint: it's over 5,000,000!

Take a guess and find out here: https://bit.ly/3hOo8TE

Do you know how many treatments we have provided over the past 10 years? 🧐 Hint: it's over 5,000,000!

Take a guess and find out here: https://bit.ly/3hOo8TE

Our #FORESIGHT program raises awareness on avoidable vision loss in children and initiates sustainable school eye health...
07/06/2021

Our #FORESIGHT program raises awareness on avoidable vision loss in children and initiates sustainable school eye health programs in 17 African countries. 🧒🏿🌍

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3rVFUJq

Our #FORESIGHT program raises awareness on avoidable vision loss in children and initiates sustainable school eye health programs in 17 African countries. 🧒🏿🌍

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3rVFUJq

Here at OPC, we focus our efforts on fighting 7 seven blinding diseases. Can you name any? 👁 https://bit.ly/3h9s7du
03/06/2021
7 key blinding diseases - OPC’s focus on major eye diseases

Here at OPC, we focus our efforts on fighting 7 seven blinding diseases. Can you name any? 👁 https://bit.ly/3h9s7du

For over 40 years, OPC has provided local research, treatments and cures for people affected by blindness and blinding diseases, ensuring the human right to sight. Let’s break down the context and definitions of the blinding diseases OPC fights through its work.

The World Health Organization estimates that 1.9 million people are blind or experience vision impairment due to trachom...
02/06/2021
The Impact of COVID-19 on Trachoma Elimination Programs

The World Health Organization estimates that 1.9 million people are blind or experience vision impairment due to trachoma and two million people require urgent surgery to treat it.

Read how OPC is fighting to eliminate trachoma in Francophone Africa here: https://bit.ly/2JfJvAo

Trachoma is one of these conditions, and the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. Transmitted through contact with eye and nose discharge...

Do you know how we can fight vision loss and avoidable blindness? Yes, No? 🧐 Find out here: https://bit.ly/31kDQyH
01/06/2021
What is Vision Loss?

Do you know how we can fight vision loss and avoidable blindness? Yes, No? 🧐 Find out here: https://bit.ly/31kDQyH

Why Is Addressing Vision Loss Important for Global Development? Vision loss is a major global health issue that affects 1.1 billion people around the world.

As a result of uncorrected vision conditions, many children drop out of school, discouraged by their poor performance du...
27/05/2021
Celebrate Healthy Vision Month with OPC in 2021

As a result of uncorrected vision conditions, many children drop out of school, discouraged by their poor performance due to not seeing the blackboard well or when reading their textbooks. 📖

Our program #FORESIGHT makes a world of difference. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2QXcwVv

May is Healthy Vision Month in the United States! An initiative of the National Eye Institute and the CDC’s Vision Health Initiative, it encourages Americans to make vision a health priority.

Who founded OPC? What year did OPC establish a working relationship with the WHO? 🤔Discover our story here: https://bit....
26/05/2021

Who founded OPC? What year did OPC establish a working relationship with the WHO? 🤔

Discover our story here: https://bit.ly/3drCGHn

Who founded OPC? What year did OPC establish a working relationship with the WHO? 🤔

Discover our story here: https://bit.ly/3drCGHn

FACT: Eye health is an investment.Your gifts allow OPC to fund programs that improve access to quality eye care across F...
24/05/2021

FACT: Eye health is an investment.

Your gifts allow OPC to fund programs that improve access to quality eye care across Francophone Africa. When their sight is protected, the men, women, and children who benefit from our programs are able to fully contribute to the development of their communities.

Donate now 🎁 >> https://bit.ly/2Kv06AA

FACT: Eye health is an investment.

Your gifts allow OPC to fund programs that improve access to quality eye care across Francophone Africa. When their sight is protected, the men, women, and children who benefit from our programs are able to fully contribute to the development of their communities.

Donate now 🎁 >> https://bit.ly/2Kv06AA

Only 1/550 children in Africa have access to glasses... Today, our program #FORESIGHT aims to foster change in schools a...
20/05/2021

Only 1/550 children in Africa have access to glasses... Today, our program #FORESIGHT aims to foster change in schools all over Francophone Africa. 🧒🏿

How? find out here: https://bit.ly/3rVFUJq

Only 1/550 children in Africa have access to glasses... Today, our program #FORESIGHT aims to foster change in schools all over Francophone Africa. 🧒🏿

How? find out here: https://bit.ly/3rVFUJq

Why is #HealthyVisionMonth so important? Because everyone deserves to see their future. 👀 Read how OPC is fighting for t...
19/05/2021
[Facts & Figures] How OPC Fights Blindness in Guinea in 2021

Why is #HealthyVisionMonth so important? Because everyone deserves to see their future. 👀

Read how OPC is fighting for the right to sight in Guinea by providing eye health consultations, treatments, and so much more! https://bit.ly/3xrTlDx

The main objective of this comprehensive, universal eye care project in Guinea was to fight blindness in three forest regions along the Guinea-Mali border: Kankan, Faranah and N'Zérékoré.

Sign up to our newsletter to find out what we can do together to preserve and restore eyesight across Francophone Africa...
17/05/2021

Sign up to our newsletter to find out what we can do together to preserve and restore eyesight across Francophone Africa. 📰 👁
https://bit.ly/37bF4yR

Sign up to our newsletter to find out what we can do together to preserve and restore eyesight across Francophone Africa. 📰 👁
https://bit.ly/37bF4yR

What does vision loss mean to you? 🤔We see it as a major public health issue. Here's why: https://bit.ly/31kDQyH
12/05/2021
What is Vision Loss?

What does vision loss mean to you? 🤔

We see it as a major public health issue. Here's why: https://bit.ly/31kDQyH

Why Is Addressing Vision Loss Important for Global Development? Vision loss is a major global health issue that affects 1.1 billion people around the world.

Did you know that, out of the 253 million people worldwide who are visually impaired, 55% are women and girls due to ine...
09/05/2021
Addressing Gender Inequality in Eye Health

Did you know that, out of the 253 million people worldwide who are visually impaired, 55% are women and girls due to inequality of access to eye health services? 👧🏽👧🏿 https://bit.ly/3pHImAX

55% of people with vision loss are women. International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8. We would like to spotlight the issue of women’s access to eye care

May is #HealthyVisionMonth! 👀 And, here’s some good news: in 2020, over 7,400,000 underserved Francophone Africans benef...
06/05/2021

May is #HealthyVisionMonth! 👀 And, here’s some good news: in 2020, over 7,400,000 underserved Francophone Africans benefitted from treatments through our inclusive eye health programs.

Help us reach even more people by making a gift to OPC today 🎁 https://bit.ly/2Kv06AA

May is #HealthyVisionMonth! 👀 And, here’s some good news: in 2020, over 7,400,000 underserved Francophone Africans benefitted from treatments through our inclusive eye health programs.

Help us reach even more people by making a gift to OPC today 🎁 https://bit.ly/2Kv06AA

GREAT news 🎉 The Gambia has eliminated trachoma as a public health issue! We join the International Coalition for Tracho...
05/05/2021
The Gambia validated by WHO for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem | www.trachomacoalition.org

GREAT news 🎉 The Gambia has eliminated trachoma as a public health issue!

We join the International Coalition for Trachoma Control and its partners in congratulating The Gambia for its achievement.

Read more about this success here: https://bit.ly/2PtCEXg

The Gambia has been validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. The announcement follows the submission of a dossier to WHO demonstrating The Gambia has achieved WHO elimination thresholds, which are: 1) a prevalence of trachomatous trichiasi...

OPC's eye health program in Guinea has shown that a better quality of care = a better quality of life for patients. ❤️ R...
03/05/2021
[Facts & Figures] How OPC Fights Blindness in Guinea in 2021

OPC's eye health program in Guinea has shown that a better quality of care = a better quality of life for patients. ❤️

Read OPC's impact in Guinea here: https://bit.ly/3xrTlDx

The main objective of this comprehensive, universal eye care project in Guinea was to fight blindness in three forest regions along the Guinea-Mali border: Kankan, Faranah and N'Zérékoré.

Sita is one of the beneficiaries of our action in Guinea, where we worked to make eye health care more accessible for un...
29/04/2021

Sita is one of the beneficiaries of our action in Guinea, where we worked to make eye health care more accessible for underserved populations. Sita and her family now have access to quality eye care in their village, and don't have to travel to bigger cities anymore. Here's what Sita had to say:

"I am so happy to be able to seek care for me and my child close to home. I heard of the facilities because my grandmother recovered her sight there after a successful cataract operation. The capital city is very far, and I don't have the means to travel. I want to make sure my child's sight is fine."

Read more about our work in Guinea here: https://bit.ly/3xrTlDx

Sita is one of the beneficiaries of our action in Guinea, where we worked to make eye health care more accessible for underserved populations. Sita and her family now have access to quality eye care in their village, and don't have to travel to bigger cities anymore. Here's what Sita had to say:

"I am so happy to be able to seek care for me and my child close to home. I heard of the facilities because my grandmother recovered her sight there after a successful cataract operation. The capital city is very far, and I don't have the means to travel. I want to make sure my child's sight is fine."

Read more about our work in Guinea here: https://bit.ly/3xrTlDx

People of ALL ages are at risk of vision loss. But the burden tends to be greater in rural areas and for people with dis...
28/04/2021
What is Vision Loss?

People of ALL ages are at risk of vision loss. But the burden tends to be greater in rural areas and for people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, indigenous populations, people over 50 years old, and women.

Read why we're addressing this issue: https://bit.ly/31kDQyH

Why Is Addressing Vision Loss Important for Global Development? Vision loss is a major global health issue that affects 1.1 billion people around the world.

What are the 2 main solutions that could decrease the majority of vision loss in the world? 👀 Find out in our latest blo...
26/04/2021
[Facts & Figures] How OPC Fights Blindness in Guinea in 2021

What are the 2 main solutions that could decrease the majority of vision loss in the world? 👀

Find out in our latest blog post: https://bit.ly/3xrTlDx

The main objective of this comprehensive, universal eye care project in Guinea was to fight blindness in three forest regions along the Guinea-Mali border: Kankan, Faranah and N'Zérékoré.

Because of demographic growth and aging populations, the number of blind people might TRIPLE by 2050. We're fighting so ...
22/04/2021

Because of demographic growth and aging populations, the number of blind people might TRIPLE by 2050. We're fighting so this will not happen. Sustainable solutions exist to preserve everyone's sight! 👀 https://bit.ly/2JL0f2O

Because of demographic growth and aging populations, the number of blind people might TRIPLE by 2050. We're fighting so this will not happen. Sustainable solutions exist to preserve everyone's sight! 👀 https://bit.ly/2JL0f2O

Over 10 years, we have provided 48,000,000 treatments against 5 neglected tropical diseases. 👁 And we are proud that our...
21/04/2021

Over 10 years, we have provided 48,000,000 treatments against 5 neglected tropical diseases. 👁 And we are proud that our impact continues to grow sustainably under Ministries of Health ownership!

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3hOo8TE

Over 10 years, we have provided 48,000,000 treatments against 5 neglected tropical diseases. 👁 And we are proud that our impact continues to grow sustainably under Ministries of Health ownership!

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3hOo8TE

FACT 🔴 Vision loss is a gender inequality issue! According to the 2020 IAPB Vision Atlas, 609 million women and girls wo...
19/04/2021
Addressing Gender Inequality in Eye Health

FACT 🔴 Vision loss is a gender inequality issue!

According to the 2020 IAPB Vision Atlas, 609 million women and girls worldwide live with vision loss (55%), compared to 497 million men and boys (45%).

Here's what we're doing to create change: https://bit.ly/3pHImAX

55% of people with vision loss are women. International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8. We would like to spotlight the issue of women’s access to eye care

OPC builds from four decades of expertise to empower Francophone Africans through sustainable access to sight. 👀Your inv...
16/04/2021

OPC builds from four decades of expertise to empower Francophone Africans through sustainable access to sight. 👀

Your investment will lead to a better future for thousands of men, women, and children. 👶🏿 👩🏿‍🦱 👨🏿‍🦱 Please make a gift today! https://bit.ly/2Kv06AA

OPC builds from four decades of expertise to empower Francophone Africans through sustainable access to sight. 👀

Your investment will lead to a better future for thousands of men, women, and children. 👶🏿 👩🏿‍🦱 👨🏿‍🦱 Please make a gift today! https://bit.ly/2Kv06AA

90% of people with vision loss live in low- and middle-income countries — TRUE or FALSE? 🧐 Find out here: https://bit.ly...
14/04/2021
What is Vision Loss?

90% of people with vision loss live in low- and middle-income countries — TRUE or FALSE? 🧐

Find out here: https://bit.ly/31kDQyH

Why Is Addressing Vision Loss Important for Global Development? Vision loss is a major global health issue that affects 1.1 billion people around the world.

🚨FACT: Investing in eye health improves well-being. Vision loss can cause injuries, exacerbate other conditions due to l...
12/04/2021
Well-being - The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

🚨FACT: Investing in eye health improves well-being. Vision loss can cause injuries, exacerbate other conditions due to limitations in physical activity, and increase social isolation.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3lCimXv

People with vision loss have an increased risk of health conditions such as dementia, cardiovascular disease and lung cancer, and have higher rates of depression and anxiety.

Curious to see what we have accomplished since our creation in 1978? 🧐 View our impact here:  https://bit.ly/3hOo8TE
09/04/2021

Curious to see what we have accomplished since our creation in 1978? 🧐 View our impact here: https://bit.ly/3hOo8TE

Curious to see what we have accomplished since our creation in 1978? 🧐 View our impact here: https://bit.ly/3hOo8TE

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Visit opc.ngo for detailed information about our organisation, accounts, projects and eye health information. The OPC is an international NGO with specific expertise in ocular public health, which has been in operation since 1978. It fights to preserve the sight of as many people as possible in the most deprived populations in developing French-speaking countries. As a result, millions of people don’t lose their sight or are able to recover their sight, enabling them to continue their social and professional lives while remaining independent and autonomous. “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” (Confucius) The philosophy of the OPC is not just about providing aid. One of our main objectives is to train, support and empower eye health workers, who can then care for the most disadvantaged populations affected by visual impairment. The OPC has a long standing trade record of rigorous management, allowing all donors, be they individuals or businesses, to provide support whilst being completely assured of the correct destination, and good use, of their donation. The OPC is • A registered charity (registered 05/12/1983). • A member of Comité de la Charte (the French Committee on Fundraising Organisations) • In an official working relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). • An active member of the worldwide initiative Vision 2020 – The Right to Sight

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The Organization for the Prevention of Blindness (OPC) congratulates Ghana for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. Ghana is the second African country to be declared trachoma-free by the World Health Organization, after Morocco in 2016. Congratulations, Ghana!
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