Orbis (International Headquarters)
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Orbis helps to restore eyesight to children and adults in the developing world. Since 1982, they have served in 92 countries. They emphasize training, advocacy, research, tele-health, and volunteer faculty, along with their core emphasis on corrective eye surgeries. In 2017, they trained more than 62,000 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who provided over 5,000,000 eye screenings and examinations as well as more than 96,000 surgeries. This further advanced the field of eye care research.
The heart of their program is a special large jet airplane custom-fitted into a classroom, operating room, and recovery room. It is the world’s only flying eye hospital. See their website for pictures and more details. Orbis also has offices in 11 other countries besides the U.S.