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Empowering Nurses in Vietnam

Did you know that 90% of healthcare is delivered by nurses? Volunteer Angeline Chaipa from Moorfields Eye Hospital is currently in Vietnam and she has written a special report to update us on how she got on during her first assignment with Orbis.  Read More »

Fighting childhood blindness in Vietnam

Our amazing Flying Eye Hospital has just landed in Can Tho, Vietnam, ready for its second programme visit ever. Our awesome staff and crew are gearing up to deliver a two week training programme alongside two local hospitals.  Read More »

The Flying Eye Hospital Tours - Dublin

Orbis Ireland welcomed the Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only airborne ophthalmic training facility, to Dublin for the first time in ten years in March. A specially designed and converted MD-10 aircraft, the Flying Eye Hospital combines the latest in avionics, hospital engineering, technology and clinical expertise, making it possible to bring ophthalmic training to communities in developing countries. Read More »

Avolon & Clifford Chance Dinner 2016

Thank you to Avolon and Clifford Chance for hosting another successful dinner in aid of Orbis Ireland in Hong Kong.  Read More »

Orbis Launches New Flying Eye Hospital

We have lift off! Our new state-of-the-art Flying Eye Hospital is soaring through the skies. Read More »

Taste of Dublin 2016

Orbis Ireland was delighted to be chosen as the Taste of Dublin 2016 Charity of the Year! Read More »

Orbis Golf Classic 2016

On Thursday 21st April 2016, Orbis hosted their inaugural Corporate Golf Classic four ball event at Powerscourt Golf Club. The day was a huge success with 22 teams taking part and over €7,000 being raised for our work in Ethiopia. Read More »

Scenic Cycle Challenge 2016

On Sunday 10th April 2016 Orbis Ireland, kindly sponsored by Four Star Pizza, teamed up with the Kerry Crusaders Cycling Club to take on The Scenic Cycle Challenge... Read More »

Strictly for Sight 2015

On 17 October 2015 Orbis Ireland hosted a Strictly Come Dancing event at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney. Twenty eight brave, amateur dancers took to the stage... Read More »

The Health Development Army volunteer making a difference

How a mother of four in Ethiopia is leading the way in transforming the lives of her rural community... Read More »

AWAS Mission for Vision Ball 2015

On 22 January 2015 AWAS hosted the eighth Mission for Vision Ball in aid of Orbis Ireland. The Ball is held in conjunction with the annual Air Finance Conference in Dublin and, since 2008, has raised a phenomenal €1,000,000 for Orbis' sight-saving work.  Read More »

A&L Goodbody Air Finance Run

On Wednesday 21 January 2015 A&L Goodbody held the first ever Air Finance 5KM Run in aid of Orbis.  Read More »

The Great Ethiopian Run 2014

By: Ben Dirs. “How on earth did we get here?!” I guarantee you’ll have this thought at least once. As you’re pounding the streets of rickety Addis Ababa... Read More »

Orbis Advocates for Eye Health in Rural Ethiopia

November 4, 2014 - Orbis joins government officials and partners for an event in Ethiopia’s rural areas where the prevalence of the highly contagious—but completely preventable—trachoma disease is highest.  Read More »

OMEGA and Cindy Crawford Spend Time with Orbis in Peru

September 18, 2014 - Cindy Crawford and OMEGA visited Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital Read More »

Learn About Our New Brand

After more than 30 years of incredible accomplishments and milestones, Orbis is embarking on our next chapter. Orbis is launching this new brand identity to better showcase the impact that it brings to institutions, communities and individuals around the world.  Read More »