FAQsYou've asked, we've answered
Why are so many people blind in Togo?
Can children get cataracts?
What eye problems do you address?
How are surgeries performed?
Dr. Nestor Avia from Togo, the primary surgeon for Sight.org, was previously trained by Mercy Ships surgeon, Dr. Abram Wodome, in the MSICS procedure. Dr. Avia travels from Lome, the capital of Togo, for each round of eye surgeries. He brings his assistants with him each time. Our medical team also assists him in pre-op and post-op. He is able to do 30-40 surgeries a day.
Why do you do ministry along with eye surgeries?
Our greatest passion is to share the love of Christ, which drives our desire to serve. During eye surgeries, we pray over each patient. After surgeries, we build relationships with the patients and their families. Many become believers. Two house churches have been established through because of our eye surgeries. Our ministry team walks alongside these house churches, teaching them how to worship, pray, and read the Bible.
Do you do ministry during surgeries?
Yes! While our medical team is preparing patient for surgery, our ministry team is praying for the patients and telling them about the love of Jesus. Many people also come from surrounding villages to see what we are doing, giving our ministry team many chances to talk to them about God. After surgery, we have a “Celebration of Sight” and preach the gospel. We also send them home with the book of John in their own language.
What do you do with donated audio Bibles?
We often have patients ask us for Bibles. However, many cannot read, even after their surgery. We can provide them with audio Bibles so they can listen to the Word instead. We have a really neat story about a man who listened to the audio Bible for hours and days straight. You can read it here.
What does malnourishment have to do with blindness?
Where is your agricultural training facility?
Our team lives on a farm in Atakpame, Togo. We use our farm as our training facility. People from neighboring villages come to our farm and learn modern farming techniques to take back to their villages. When they learn modern techniques, they get better nutrition, thus preventing common eye problems.