Grace Vision’s COVID-19 Response

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Grace Vision’s primary eye care programme to remote clinics in the rural Eastern Cape, has been suspended. The safety of our elderly and compromised patients who are at high risk is of paramount importance. Cataract surgeries are also on hold. Presently, our optometrist, Don Thorrold, attends to urgent and emergency eye care only at our Grace Vision office based on the grounds of Zithulele Hospital.
While it is still unsafe to resume our programme in its entirety, we continue serving our patients who require critical care. Chronic eye medication, as well as glasses, are delivered to local clinics for collection by our patients.
Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic together in this time of need, we have partnered with other NGO’s in the area. Our field staff are assisting with making cloth masks and delivering valuable COVID-19 information, soap, sanitizer, and vegetable seeds to families in the community. Grace Vision’s vehicles, drivers, medical facilities, and accommodation have been made available to the Zithulele Hospital Management should they be required.
We sincerely thank all our corporate and private donors who continue to support us during this challenging season. We look forward to resuming our entire programme as soon as it is safe to do so. 

“AND NOW THESE THREE REMAIN: FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE. BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE” 1 Corinthians 13:13

 

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Accessible to those in need in Rural South Africa

 

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FREE LIFE-CHANGING CATARACT SURGERIES
Accessible to those in need in Rural South Africa

 

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2018 GRACE VISION CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

of eye care in Eastern Cape

 

DONATE

 

FREE LIFE-CHANGING CATARACT SURGERIES
Accessible to those in need in Rural South Africa

 

DONATE

 

FREE LIFE-CHANGING CATARACT SURGERIES
Accessible to those in need in Rural South Africa

 

DONATE

 

2018 GRACE VISION CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
of eye care in Eastern Cape

 

DONATE

 

FREE LIFE-CHANGING CATARACT SURGERIES
Accessible to those in need in Rural South Africa

 

DONATE

 

2018 GRACE VISION CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
of eye care in Eastern Cape

 

DONATE

THE NEED FOR GRACE VISION

Grace Vision provides free, high quality primary eye care to the poorest region of the poorest province in South Africa. Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration are prevalent conditions in poor rural communities.

Our specialised team aims to provide free cataract removal surgeries and vision restoration procedures to those who need it most. Blindness and poor vision can be reduced and even prevented if people have access to primary eye care and life-changing eye surgeries.

Grace Vision aims to restore sight, dignity and life.


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THE NEED

It is estimated that around 400,000 South Africans are already blind.

Approximately 240,000 of these people are blind from cataracts (official estimation). The number of cataract cases is increasing every year, and those suffering usually cannot afford procedures to correct them.

OUR MISSION

Nearly 80% of cases of blindness are preventable or treatable with medical interventions.

A growing number of children with treatable vision impairments do not have access to the treatment they need. It is our mission to change these statistics.

OUR GOAL

Our aim is to reduce the prevalence of blindness and low vision in the rural communities of the Eastern Cape.

We aim to provide free, comprehensive eye care and life-changing eye surgeries to the communities who cannot afford it.

WHAT DONORS HAVE ACHIEVED THROUGH THEIR GENEROUS FUNDING:

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Adults Screened
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65702
Children Screened
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14289
Spectacles Distributed
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Cataract Surgeries

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Operational Address:

Zithulele Mission
Hospital
Zithulele Village
Mqanduli District 5080
Eastern Cape
South Africa

Physical Address:

4 Kendal Mews
134 Main Rd, Diep River
Cape Town
7800

Mailing Address:

PO Box 290
Plumstead 7801
Cape Town
South Africa

Grace Vision’s COVID-19 Response

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Grace Vision’s primary eye care programme to remote clinics in the rural Eastern Cape, has been suspended. The safety of our elderly and compromised patients who are at high risk is of paramount importance. Cataract surgeries are also on hold. Presently, our optometrist, Don Thorrold, attends to urgent and emergency eye care only at our Grace Vision office based on the grounds of Zithulele Hospital.
While it is still unsafe to resume our programme in its entirety, we continue serving our patients who require critical care. Chronic eye medication, as well as glasses, are delivered to local clinics for collection by our patients.
Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic together in this time of need, we have partnered with other NGO’s in the area. Our field staff are assisting with making cloth masks and delivering valuable COVID-19 information, soap, sanitizer, and vegetable seeds to families in the community. Grace Vision’s vehicles, drivers, medical facilities, and accommodation have been made available to the Zithulele Hospital Management should they be required.
We sincerely thank all our corporate and private donors who continue to support us during this challenging season. We look forward to resuming our entire programme as soon as it is safe to do so. 

“AND NOW THESE THREE REMAIN: FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE. BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE” 1 Corinthians 13:13

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