Second Sight UK Registered Charity 1080445

Websites are inevitably headlines and statistics. Read the real stories involved in our work in ‘A Runaway Goat’ by Lucy Mathen.

Every book cures a blind person.


Our aims

How are we different?


I continue to marvel at the cost-effectiveness of Second Sight and their seemingly boundless energy and commitment …there can be no comparison between large organisations working in the same field in terms of value for money or need for financial assistance - Second Sight wins both of these contests hands down.
Prof Phillip Bloom, Ophthalmologist, U.K.

NGOs came offering equipment, offering advice. But we needed eye surgeons. Second Sight brought us eye surgeons.
The late Rajmal Jain, Director, Shree Bhairav Eye Hospital, India

I have worked on and off in the developing world since 1964 so have a reasonable overview as to how eye NGOs are structured. At one extreme are large bureaucratic organisations with numerous staff on big salaries and top-heavy offices in the poor countries in which they work. At the other extreme are small, low profile but high impact charities like Second Sight focussed on one particular problem and region.
John Sandford Smith MBE, Ophthalmologist, U.K.

A wonderful goal— to eradicate cataract blindness in the most underdeveloped and neglected state of Bihar by working closely with local hospitals. It has given us tremendous support.”
Dr Kumar Krishnan, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bihar.