Adult Eye Health

For those of us living in high income countries, accessing eye care can be as simple as visiting a high street optometrist, or accessing state-provided or insurance-funded treatment.  People in low and middle income countries may have no local provision or may not be able to afford the private healthcare available to them.

Countdown to World Sight Day 2022

ABALON Trust is an innovative, international eye-health charity working with medically underserved communities in sub-Saharan Africa, The Caribbean and The United Kingdom.

Thursday, 13 October 2022

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For people living in sub-Saharan Africa and The Caribbean sight-loss can significantly impact their ability to work and provide for themselves and their families, locking them into poverty and making them reliant on charity.  In most instances sight-loss is preventable, treatable or reversable but the impact of not having access to basic eye care can be personally devastating.

Community eye camps

This is why ABALON Trust provides eye camps into medically underserved communities in sub-Saharan Africa and The Caribbean.  They provide an opportunity for the whole community to come together to receive screening and treatment.

The cost of delivering a 2-day community eye camp in sub Saharan Africa is £4k GBP / €4.7k EU / $5.4k US.  We are happy to provide named or co-branded eye camps to individuals or companies that fund one.

Diabetic Retinopathy screening

ABALON Trust also supports the delivery of a Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service (DRSS) via the Barbados Diabetes Foundation in The Caribbean.

The cost of providing a diabetic eye screen is £8 GBP / €9.50 EU / $11 USD