Light Without Borders
Light Without Borders is an NGO that provides free optometry and ophthalmic services and prescription glasses to refugees in Lesvos, Greece.
Many refugees have problems with their vision. They may have lost their glasses during their journey or have never had access to adequate eye care and cannot see well or risk losing their sight.
Light Without Borders operates an eye clinic in Moria refugee camp, where visiting volunteer optometrists and ophthalmologists offer professional eye examinations and dispense prescription glasses
Patients requiring more advanced treatments are treated by a local Greek ophthalmologist, Dr. Marselos Rallidis
We provide correctly specified glasses to patients free of charge. These are from our stock of donated glasses or especially made.
With your donations and volunteer support, since 2016 we have been able to help more than two thousand refugees in Lesvos with eye tests and prescription glasses
Our mission is to provide professional eye care and comfort to people who have suffered conflict, poverty, or forced to flee their homes.
Interested in volunteering…
Our clinic is staffed only by volunteers. We welcome optometrists and ophthalmologists who want to make a difference to the lives of the refugees in Lesvos and are able to spare a few weeks of your time.
We rely on donations to keep the clinic open and operational, to buy glasses and eye medication, and equipment.
See how you can help support our project.
Christmas 2019 in Moria
Currently, nearly 17,000 refugees live in the camp of which about 4000 are children.
Life in the camp is difficult and winter brings cold and wet weather.
We have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for small gifts of toys, school materials, and footwear for all the children in Moria this Christmas. We will buy the gifts from local shops.
Our GoFundMe campaign page has more of the story and how you can donate.