Charity of the Year 2019

Second Sight has been has been named recipient of the AOP Charity of the Year Award 2019

Charity of the Year Second Sight

Winner: Second Sight

Founded by British Ophthalmologist Dr Lucy Mathen, Second Sight works to eradicate preventable blindness from cataracts in Bihar, North East India, training and working with local health professionals to increase access to cataract surgery. The charity has also successfully raised awareness and understanding of vitamin A deficiencies in children.

How it feels to be a winner

Winning this award is a great achievement. It’s recognition of the incredible work SS is doing to eradicate curable blindness, to prevent blindness and to leave behind a lasting legacy.

Specialist Optometrist and Second Sight Volunteer, Rajula Karania

Also shortlisted for this Award

  • Friends of Moorfields
  • Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN)



The Charity of the Year Award was sponsored by Essilor.