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Sightsavers is a large international charity that works to combat blindness in developing countries. It is based in the United Kingdom, with branches in Sweden, India, Italy, Republic of Ireland, the United Arab Emirates and the USA.

Sightsavers operates around the world to restore sight to the blind, to provide medical care for the prevention of blindness, and to promote equal opportunities for disabled people.

The charity was founded in 1950 by Sir John Wilson (1919–1999), a blind lawyer.[1] It was originally named "British Empire Society for the Blind" and later became the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind. With headquarters at Haywards Heath in West Sussex, it is a charity registered in England & Wales[2] and Scotland.[3]

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  1. The Independent: Obituary
  2. Template:EW charity
  3. Template:Scottish charity

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