As 2019 comes to a close, I thank you for an incredible year. Our 145 volunteers were able to serve a total of over 8,528 patients at no cost in Mexico, and also in Antigua and Jamaica – through our partnership with Great Shape! Inc. iCARE. This includes the distribution and delivery of:
- 2,397 prescription glasses
- 4,790 reading glasses
- 8,592 sunglasses
- 42 PRP diabetic retinopathy laser surgeries
- 41 cataract surgeries
- 22 MIG surgeries (treats glaucoma)
- 291 SLT glaucoma laser surgeries
- Over 2,883 health screenings (includes blood pressure and sugar testing)
For a total value in goods and services at over US$2.37 million.
I am deeply humbled by what can be achieved when a group of volunteers work together for a common cause; that healthcare is a fundamental human right that should be available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances.
We really need your support to continue our work in 2020. Sight is a Right is an incredibly efficient organization with a super low overhead of only 1.4%. That means 98.6 cents of every dollar goes directly to deliver goods and services. Sight is a Right has no paid personnel. Your donations are efficiently used to improve sight and relieve blindness throughout the world.
Father Daniel Berrigan says: “Faith is rarely where your head is at. Nor is it where your heart is at. Faith is where your ass is at!” Please help us by serving or by enabling others to serve through your compassionate donation.
President / Executive Director