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Landmark photography exhibition Time to...

As Commonwealth Heads of Government convene in Malta this weekend they will be presented with images from landmark photo exhibition, Time to See. The exhibition which...

Raising awareness on World Sight Day

As part of Standard Chartered’s commemoration of World Sight Day on 8 October, several activities were organised throughout the Bank’s network to raise awareness about...

Responding to the need for paediatric...

In Vietnam, blindness and vision impairment remains a significant public health issue.  The 2007 Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness found that 381,000 people were...

Seeing is Believing celebrates 100th...

To mark World Sight Day (8 October), Standard Chartered celebrates the 100th eye health project it supports through Seeing is Believing (SiB), the Bank’s global...

Our impact

192,000 health workers trained in eye care

Eye health education: Awareness on eye health and eye health services is created through distribution of booklets on eye health in schools, community and hospitals. Radio and television are used to create awareness about eye health.

3.6 million sight restoration surgeries

Sight restoration surgeries: We help restore sight for adults and children who have cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other causes of avoidable blindness.

78 million people educated on eye health

People reached: we reach beneficiaries through sight restoration surgeries, screening, distributing spectacles and vitamin A supplements, providing eye health education & training healthcare workers. 

874,000 pairs of spectacles distributed

Spectacles provided: Adults and children with refractive error are provided with low-cost spectacles. We also provide low vision devices to people suffering from irreversible blindness. 

19 million people screened for visual impairment

Patients screened: Adults and children are screened for refractive errors. Those with complicated cases are referred to hospitals supported by Seeing is Believing projects. 

Funds raised

Since 2003, we have raised a total of US$86.3 million. This includes Standard Chartered's matching funds.

Double the impact

Since 2003, we've played a prominent role in preventing over 100 million people from going blind. With your help, we can do even more.

What's more, Standard Chartered will match every donation dollar for dollar, doubling the impact of your contribution. Donate

All about our work on video

Time to See

Time to See highlights work that The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and Standard Chartered, through its Seeing is Believing programme, are developing and supporting to prevent avoidable blindness.

Get your next eye exam on a smartphone

How do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by? Andrew Bastawrous demos a smartphone app and cheap hardware that might help.

A day in the life of an eye doctor

Meet Jaoirs Fumpa, a leading eye doctor from the Mukinge Mission Hospital in Zambia. Supported by SiB, Dr Fumpa regularly travels to rural clinics across Zambia to provide eye care treatments to patients who may otherwise go blind.


Where we are

  • We currently have 35 ongoing projects spread across 24 countries that address comprehensive eye care and paediatric eye care programmes.
  • Choose a location and find out more about our current projects, including what type of project it is, who we're working with, and the progress they're making