“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.
Nikhil Paudel eagerly hops on his bike before his ride, an activity he was unable to perform just one year ago because of his visual impairment. Nikhil now proudly wears his new spectacles, "they make me feel smart", he boasts. Nikhil's surgery was supported through an ORBIS funded partner, Lumbini Eye Institute, in Nepal, now serving as a training facility for other ORBIS supported fellowships in the country.
Photo: Geoff Oliver Bugbee/ORBIS