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Raj and Preti

Raj & Preti: the difference between blindness and joy

Raj & Preti: the difference between blindness and joy

The difference between blindness and joy

Raj, 75, is a grandmother. A proud, capable woman, she worked her entire life to care for her family. When cataracts slowly robbed her of her sight, she should have been able to seek treatment immediately.

But Raj lives in Fiji. It is difficult to access eyecare even if they had the money.

So Raj lived her life in darkness and fear, knowing she had become a terrible burden to the family she loves.

When the new Mobile Eye Clinic visited her area, her life changed quite literally overnight – and now Raj can see again.

The difference between blindness and joy? A 20-minute operation, expert care, and replacement lenses that cost just a few dollars.

It was thanks to wonderful people like you who funded the Mobile Eye Clinic that we can make such a difference to people’s lives.

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4 out of 5 people who are blind in the developing world don't need to be. Routine treatment costing as little as $25 can restore sight and hope.

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