APR 25, 2018 09:01 AM PDT

When I first saw: blindness cured


This short film from National Geographic and Blue Chalk Media follows the stories of two poor sisters living in India who have been blind since birth. The girls, Sonia and Anita, are given the opportunity of the lifetime: to be able to see. Through a surgery that costs just $300 and takes only 15 minutes, the non-profit organization 20/20/20 provides free operations to people in developing countries who would not otherwise be able to afford the procedure. As National Geographic explains, "These procedures empower people in impoverished communities to create better futures."

The name 20/20/20 aptly refers to 20/20 vision, while also playing on the 20 million children and adults who are blind. Unfortunately, for many of these people, the possibility of coming up with $300 for such an operation is just not an option. To learn more about blindness around the world and get inspired to help the cause, watch the video!
About the Author
  • Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
You May Also Like
SEP 08, 2018
Videos
SEP 08, 2018
How Stem Cells can Help us Model, Treat and Repair Eye Disorders
Researchers now have straightforward ways to generate stem cells, which have tremendous therapeutic potential, from specialized adult cells....
SEP 10, 2018
Videos
SEP 10, 2018
Is The Human Brain Programmable?
The brain is often referred to as a computer. Researchers have tried for years to make artificial intelligence as fast and efficient as the human brain, bu...
SEP 10, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
SEP 10, 2018
Here's How Long it Takes Your Garbage to Decompose
  Humans produce an unbelievable amount of waste, most of which either go on to be recycled or heads to the landfill to decompose. But have you ever w...
SEP 18, 2018
Space & Astronomy
SEP 18, 2018
When Will Earth Experience Another Chelyabinsk-Like Meteor Event?
In 2013, a notably-sized meteor exploded over the sky in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The shockwave from this event was so powerful that glass windows were shatter...
SEP 20, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
SEP 20, 2018
Defining the "Colors" of Antimatter
Atoms of regular matters, such as hydrogen, can emit a distinct spectrum of lights when their electrons get excited and move between two different ene...
OCT 13, 2018
Videos
OCT 13, 2018
Why you shouldn't give a baby water
Did you know that babies shouldn't drink water before they are at least six months old? That's because, while human adults are composed of 55-60% w...
Loading Comments...