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Combat Blindness Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews 704

Address:

Po Box 5332 Madison WI 53705 USA

Mission:

Combat blindness international is dedicated to eradicating preventable forms of blindness through funding cataract surgeries, screenings and treatment of children suffering from vision loss or blindness, medical personnel, and medical facilities in developing countries and funding eye screening and level 1 ophthalmic care to uninsured and underinsured in dane county, wisconsin.

Programs:

Combat blindness international (cbi) collaborates with hospitals in india (ayodhya eye hospital - ayodhya, uttar pradesh; bhubaneswar lv prasad eye hospital - bhubaneswar, odisha; shree jalaram eye hospital - meghraj, gujarat; tejas eye hospital - surat, gujarat; tarabai desai eye hospital - jodhpur, rajasthan; shroff's charity eye hospital - rampur, uttar pradesh; sitapur eye hospital - sitapur, uttar pradesh; usha kiran eye hospital- mysore) and africa (lions sight first eye hospital - kenya, african vision - south africa) to provide free cataract operations for the poor. The organization funded over 13,000 cataract surgeries during 2014. Cbi collaborates with hospitals in india (aravind eye hospital - aravind, bhubaneswar lv prasad eye hospital - bhubaneswar, shree jalaram eye hospital - meghraj, gujarat; tejas eye hospital - surat, gujarat), africa (iota university of bamaka eye department - mali, windhoek central hospital- namibia), south america (fundacion vision - paraguay), and asia (sitagu international buddhist missionary center - myanmar) to provide equipment, medical consumables and intraocular lenses (iols) for free eye operations for the poor. The organization provided over 2,800 iols, over 2,400 other small consumables, and one piece of large ophthalmic and optometric equipment during 2014. Cbi collaborates with the gujarat blind relief and health association of shree r. M. Eye hospital and tejas eye hospital (gujarat, india) to organize and fund a program to screen children for glasses, opd and ophthalmic surgery for the poor all free of cost. The organization funded over 100 free pediatric eye surgeries and screened over 14,000 children in local schools and provided free glasses to over 600 children during 2014. Cbi collaborates with the university of wisconsin hospitals and clinics and the university of wisconsin department of ophthalmology and visual sciences to provide primary and secondary level of eye care for underinsured and uninsured residents of dane county, wisconsin. In addition cbi collaborates with the madison metropolitan school district in madison, wisconsin, to organize and fund a school screening for all 4k students.

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Reviews for Combat Blindness Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

Combat Blindness is a wonderful foundation. Since learning more about this organization, I have been impressed with how much can be done for so little. Just $25 can save someone's eyesight! This means that a child can have a productive future, a person improve their quality of life, and a grandparent can see their grandchild.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working with other volunteers and board members

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue the good work they are already doing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am involved in a number of charitable organization and agreed to work with Combat Blindess since the cause is so great. Combat Blindess is devoted to a need which effects a human being the most i.e. the ability to see. The majority of the work is done by volunteers thereby ensuring nearly 100% of the funds go to charity. The organization has been around for many years and we are spreading the word in Southern California.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen an outpouring of funds in the first fund raiser itself.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spend more time and effort in growing it further.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a friend.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Establish itself in Southern California.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Eradicate blindness.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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