over 30 million patients and counting!
but we can’t do it without your help
restoring sight, transforming lives
how can you help?

free eyecare for the poor of pakistan

 

Our goal is simple; to treat curable blindness and visual impairment by providing high quality free eye surgery and ophthalmic care for those who cannot afford treatment.

A network of 19 hospitals, 56 clinics, mobile units, outreach centres and screening camps enable us to treat people in deprived urban areas and remote rural villages, which have poor healthcare facilities. 

The Graham Layton Trust and Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust together form the largest provider of free eye care in Pakistan, having so far treated 37 million patients.

 

the need

Eye Health

20 million Pakistanis need eye treatment

poverty

2 out of 3 people live on or below the poverty line

state provision

45% of people have no access to state healthcare

Curable

80% of blindness is curable

here's how you can help

Dignity, independence and hope

Using state of the art equipment and technology, our highly skilled doctors ensure the highest standards of care and compassion for all our patients, giving back dignity, independence and hope.

 

Founding principles

Graham Layton & Zaka Rahmatullah created Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT) with four founding principles that still permeate the whole organisation and its operations:

All treatment at LRBT should be totally free so that no man, woman or child becomes blind just because he/she cannot afford the treatment.

Treatment should be appropriate, state-of-the-art. Charity should not mean second-rate treatment.

There should be no discrimination due to gender, caste, ethnicity, language, religion or sect.

Patients should be treated with compassion and dignity.