The Gift of Sight Trust was formed by Dr Johann Krüger and Marinda de Vos with the aim of prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness in people who are unable to afford Private Health Care or have been waiting for years for treatment at Public Health Care facilities.
The Gift of Sight activities revolves around trying to reduce the backlog in cataract and retinal surgeries in the country. Supporting the Global Vision 2020 initiative.
VISION 2020: The Right to Sight is the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, a joint programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
VISION 2020: The Right to Sight was launched in 1999. It sought to promote:
“A world in which nobody is needlessly visually impaired, where those with unavoidable vision loss can achieve their full potential., with universal access to comprehensive eye care services.”