Seeing is Believing is a global initiative to help tackle avoidable blindness.
We raise money to prevent and treat avoidable blindness. Through our funding, we’ve helped to bring affordable eye-care to some of the poorest communities across the globe.
Since our launch in 2003, we’ve reached over 31 million people. Every dollar raised is matched by Standard Chartered Bank – doubling our impact on the ground.
We are a collaboration between Standard Chartered Bank and the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).Learn more about us
Every five seconds, someone, somewhere in the world goes blind. Every minute, one more child goes blind – ninety percent of blind children don’t attend school.
There are up to 39 million people already blind across the world. Without effective intervention, this is set to rise to 76 million by 2020.
More than 90% are in the developing world and deprived urban areas. The issue goes beyond health – it affects the livelihoods of individuals and the economic well-being of communities.
But 80% of blindness can be prevented or treated.Learn more about the issue
Seeing is Believing is a collaboration between Standard Chartered Bank and International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is a registered charity, No 1100559. All enquiries to IAPB, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Telephone +44 (0)207 927 2973
Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”) is incorporated in England and Wales with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853, under reference ZC18 and the Principal Office of the Company is situated in England at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD, United Kingdom.
SCB is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) under FSA register number 114276. SCB’s VAT number in the United Kingdom is GB244106593.