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  • Japan
  • Patron members


Santen is the market leader for prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals in Japan and its products now reach patients in over 60 countries.

  • Germany
  • Group A


CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world.

  • Group A

Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation works for a world where no one is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians enjoy the same health and life expectancy as other Australians.

  • United States
  • Group A

International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) represents and serves professional associations of ophthalmologists throughout the world. It works with ophthalmologic societies and others to enhance ophthalmic education and improve access

  • Austria
  • Group A

Light for the World

Light for the World is a European confederation of national development NGOs committed saving eyesight, improving the quality of life and advocating for the rights of person with disabilities in the underprivileged regions of our world.

  • United States
  • Group B

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

Our mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.

  • China
  • Group A

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center (SEDPTC) is a municipal public health institution providing primary eye care for the population of Shanghai province. It has the most comprehensive three-level network of public health…

  • United Kingdom
  • Group A


Sightsavers is the UK’s largest charity working with local partners to prevent and cure blindness in over 30 countries across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Since its formation over 50 years ago Sightsavers has restored sight to over 5…

  • Canada
  • Group A

World Blind Union (WBU)

The World Blind Union (WBU) is a non-political, non-religious, non-governmental and non-profit-making organisation. It is the internationally recognized organisation speaking on behalf of blind and partially sighted persons.

  • United States
  • Group A

World Council of Optometry (WCO)

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) is an international organisation dedicated to the enhancement and development of eye and vision care worldwide.

  • Italy
  • Group B

Agenzia Internazionale per la Prevenzione della Cecità-Sezione Italiana

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness-IAPB Italy was founded in 1977 on the initiative of the Italian Blind Union, the Italian Ophthalmological Society, and the Italian Professional Association of Ophthalmologists.

  • Portugal
  • Group B

Champalimaud Foundation

The Champalimaud Foundation aims to stimulate novel theoretical and practical methodologies, that benefit people, as well as sponsoring new standards of knowledge, by utilising the experience of both research scientists and medical…