The volunteers at Orbis have been tirelessly working to fight blindness around the world sense 1982. They provide eyecare screenings, eye surgeries, and training for other eyecare professionals. Per the World Health Organization, 80% of worldwide blindness is either preventable or curable.
With the Flying Eye Hospital, which was donated by FedEx, Orbis can reach more people in need than ever before. FedEx also provides volunteer pilots for the plane, and they also donate maintenance and parts as well.
The Flying Eye Hospital has an operating room in the center of the plane and a classroom in the front. Teachers and students can watch the eye surgeries without having to be in the operating room.
Donated by FedEx, designed by experts, brought to life by you!
This one-of-a-kind plane is bringing the world together to fight blindness. See the Flying Eye Hospital first-hand.
We believe in a world where no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired.
With your help, we can build the skills and resources needed to deliver quality eye care across the world and ensure no one loses their sight simply because of where they were born.
Celebrate the amazing potential of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. A plane lovingly brought to life through the passion and dedication of supporters like you.
The aircraft not only enables our expert volunteers to train local eye care teams in their own country, it also serves as a powerful tool for raising awareness and creating change.
It is bringing the world together to fight avoidable blindness.
Please, take the opportunity to explore our amazing virtual reality tour and check out the ways you can help fight blindness around the world.