There are many non-profit organizations and charities hard at work everyday to find a cure for blindness and make improvements in the lives of the visually impaired.
Fight for Sight
Fight for Sight has been doing vision research for over 65 years. This institution continuously raises money to do research to make advancements in the visual impairment world. They continue to do experimental treatments that have helped the visually impaired.
Prevent Blindness America
Prevent Blindness America is a charity that encourages annual eye exams and blindness prevention. The agency educates the public about vision problems in adults and children. They continue to be a voice for the blind in hopes of getting more government support in eye care protection and research.
Sight Savers fights vision loss in third world countries. Their team members travel to Nigeria to do eye exams on people who desperately need medical attention but have no money or access to doctors. Sight Savers have saved the lives of thousands of people by healing health issues that could have eventually caused blindness as a side effect if they were not diagnosed. They have saved 21 million people from river blindness, common cause of vision loss in poor nations.
The Seeing Eye
The Seeing Eye is a non-profit organization based in Morristown, New Jersey. At the Seeing Eye they train canines to be seeing eye dogs. In addition, they temporarily house blind individuals and train them to work well with a furry companion before sending the person and the dog home together.