Optical Check Donation


Eye for Zambia will help in setting up a rehabilitation program for people who have impaired vision or are blind. When a person cannot see well, not even with the best glasses and when no other eye treatment is possible, then we speak of vision impairment. When people see less than 30% they are visually impaired. When people see less than 5% they are blind.



When the central vision is affected, people have difficultiy recognizing faces and seeing small details such as reading letters.  The central sight is affected by for example age related macular degeneration. An estimated 2% of untreatable blindness in the elderly is caused by macular degeneration.

There are also vision disorders (for example glaucoma) where people have tunnel vision. People can then still read but not walk without help because they cannot orient themselves in a space.  The most common causes of untreatable blindness in the elderly in Zambia are; glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve by an eye pressure that is too high) 30%, corneal injury (trachoma or trauma) 15%.

The sooner an optical screening takes place, the better it is

Tax Benefit

EyeForZambia has been given the ‘ANBI’ status, which is Dutch for Public Benefit Organization’ (PBO). An institution can be qualified as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) solely when at least 90% of the institutions efforts are focused on the general good.

A PBO does not pay Dutch inheritance tax or gift tax on inheritances or gifts that the institution allocates to the general good. A PBO does not  pay Dutch gift tax on gifts that the institution makes for the general good. Natural and legal persons making donations to a PBO may deduct their gifts from their Dutch income tax or corporate income tax.