Eye care for the poor

In most third world countries, most eye care facilities are based in major towns and cities, despite the fact that most of the population live in rural areas. In rural areas, there is a lack of health services and they very rarely have the capacity, skills or equipment to diagnose or treat eye health issues. Consequently, people living in rural areas must travel long distances to access eye care services. Most people are unable to travel to get help – many simply can’t afford the expense. Traditional women are particularly disadvantaged as they are not expected to travel alone.

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Save the eyesight of the poor & needy

While most cases of blindness are treatable or preventable, in third-world countries, access to eye care is severely limited due to distance, cost, and lack of medical infrastructure. From an Islamic perspective, helping someone in distress, including providing healthcare, is seen as a noble deed.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) emphasised the importance of aiding those in need, and saving or improving someone’s eyesight can be seen as a form of Sadaqah Jariyah (ongoing charity). The act of helping the poor and needy, especially in preserving or restoring their eyesight, aligns with the Islamic values of compassion and charity, offering a pathway to earn blessings while making a tangible difference in people’s lives.

All treatments at our Eye Camp are Free

Unfortunately, in many third-world countries, hundreds of people go blind every day, often from preventable causes like cataracts. People in Western countries have ready access to cataract surgery, but in third world countries, many people don’t.

With your help, Dabbagh Welfare Trust can help restore the eyesight of the poor – for free.

Lack of Eye Care is a Big Problem in Pakistan

Eye health in Pakistan faces significant challenges, as indicated by recent statistics:

  • Vision Impairment Prevalence: Approximately 9.03 million people in Pakistan suffer from some degree of vision impairment, including blindness​.
  • Blindness Reduction: The number of blind individuals has decreased from 1.5 million in 2004 to 484,027, showing progress in eye health initiatives​.
  • Gender Disparity: Women have a higher prevalence of cataract-related blindness, accounting for about 63% of such cases, indicating a need for more gender-inclusive eye care services​.

These figures highlight the critical need for improved and accessible eye care services in Pakistan, especially for women and the economically disadvantaged.

Support our eye camps and help us provide free eye care for the poor and the needy.

Why spend on the poor & the needy?

They ask you (O Muhammad) what they should spend in charity. Say:

‘Whatever you spend with a good heart, give it to parents, relatives, orphans, the helpless, and travellers in need. Whatever good you do, God is aware of it.”

(al-Qur’an 2:195)

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that The Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alaiyhi wasalam) said, that Allah said,

‘O son of Adam! Spend, and I shall spend on you.”


Why Support Eye Care for the Poor Project?


We believe in complete transparency. Insha’Allah, your donation will go directly to help those in need.


With a proven track record of providing humanitarian aid in conflict, war, and natural disaster zones, your donations are in safe hands.


Every donation no matter how small, will insha’Allah have a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable.

Dabbagh Welfare Trust is a UK-based Islamic charity. We take pride in helping widows, orphans, and the most vulnerable families from some of the world’s poorest communities. Since our establishment, we have delivered aid from the funds raised via the Gaza Emergency Appeal, Yemen Crisis Appeal, Pakistan Floods Appeal, Bangladesh Floods Appeal, Syria Crisis Appeal and Afghanistan Emergency Appeal and helped countless victims of poverty, injustice and natural disasters.

Alhamdulillah, as an Islamic Charity, we have a proven track record of effectively and efficiently delivering aid to the most vulnerable. Donate to the Ramadan Food Appeal, Ramadan Water Appeal or Ramadan Zakat Appeal – Donate with confidence.

If you would like to donate and have questions please feel free to ask. Whether you want to sponsor an orphan, sponsor a widow, donate a handcart, sponsor a sewing machine, gift a goat or help someone by donating your Zakat, donate with confidence Insha’Allah. Every penny will be spent according to Sharia guidelines and under the supervision of the experienced Dababgh Welfare Trust team.