Blindness and visual impairment persist despite significant reductions in blindness through public health measures. Poverty, lack of primary health care and eye services, and unavoidable causes are major factors contributing to blindness. Injuries, genetic conditions, degenerative disorders, harmful eye treatments, and preventable infectious and non-communicable diseases rarely found in industrialized countries can cause blindness and visual impairment. SeeYou and its partners in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Cambodia are implementing projects to prevent and treat blinding eye diseases.