No one deserves to be left behind.

OPC develops programs in collaboration with partner countries and their ministries of health. OPC fights blindness and empowers underserved communities.

OPC fights blindness and empowers underserved communities.

Since its creation in 1978, the OPC has a five-fold mission:

    1. To promote, and implement the means to fight blindness and impaired vision
    2. To contribute, directly or indirectly, and encourage all initiatives in the areas of eye care and the prevention of blindness;
    3. To conduct epidemiological studies on the causes of total or partial loss of sight;
    4. To stimulate and organize information campaigns designed to make the public aware of the extent and severity of blindness in developing French-speaking African countries;
    5. To commit resolutely to the development of human resources in the field of eye health.

In 2018, these five components translate into:

  • Knowledge transfer and training of human resources in ophthalmology;
  • Establishment and/or strengthening of eye care programs;
  • Empowerment of local teams of ocular health professionals;
  • Installation of mechanisms for the sustainability of ocular health activities.

we are committed to transparency

At OPC, we chose to be a “glass house” to explain where every dollar goes. We owe it to our donors and partners to keep their trust and support.

As an organization headquartered in France, OPC abides to the controls imposed by the law:

  • An annual independent auditing of its finances – executed over the last ten years by Ernst & Young and since December 2017 by Deloitte
  • Accounting double checked by an independent accounting firm
  • Both the accounting firm and the independent auditor are present at the annual general assembly of the members and read their report, which are then made public. All finances information that OPC intends to make public must be approved by the appointed auditor.
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  • Programs (90%)
  • Fundraising costs (8%)
  • Operating costs (2%)
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    Additionally, in 2016, OPC obtained the IDEAS label, which is awarded by an independent committee put together by the Institute for the Development of Ethics and Actions for Solidarity. This label recognizes the quality of governance, financial management and the monitoring of the implemented programs. It is a vector of trust for donors and patrons.

    OPC welcomes the scrutiny of its work and financial management.

    For more details on the past year’s finances, view our Audited Financial Statements:

    Our core values govern both the planning and the actions taken


    People of all genders, colors and faiths, everywhere around the globe, are equal in rights and duties. The most neglected communities deserve quality health services provided by well-trained health professionals and at an affordable cost.


    OPC is structured to ensure that all donated funds are used efficiently to help even more people. All donations fund short-term and long-term program expenses, which represent 92% of annual budget.


    Always offering the best, while abiding to the most rigorous standards, especially to the most vulnerable. OPC prides itself on its longstanding record of effective programs with excellent follow-up.


    OPC works to make sure that all field actions aim at quality sustainable care.


    With determination, OPC commits to the common good of all the people especially the most neglected and the neediest.


    Fiscal responsibility and transparency are important to OPC. Audited every year by an independent and world recognized agency, with accounting supervised by an independent accounting firm, OPC makes sure that funds are used appropriately and according to standards.