“Through the ORBIS Lens” is a collection of photos showcasing the issues surrounding global eye health. Each week ORBIS will share our best photographs highlighting our efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness around the world.
"When the patch was removed, I went to the examination room with my mother and I saw the chart, I tried to test myself and how much I can see." - Sharmila Srestha
Two years after being treated for congenital cataracts Sharmila accidentally broke her glasses after falling asleep while studying. Luckily she was able to return to ORBIS's partner, Himalayan Eye Hospital for a new pair and is eager to continue focusing on her studies with her new found confidence.
Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS