FedEx Flying Eye Hospital and partners

Corporate Partners

We are incredibly grateful to our corporate partners for their amazing support. Their contributions range from major multi-year cash grants to critically needed gifts in kind. Everyone listed on this page shares our long-term commitment to ending avoidable blindness throughout the world.

UK Partners

ACS International Schools

Since 2000, ACS International Schools have been working in partnership with Orbis to promote global citizenship amongst its students.

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Aerospares 2000

Aerospares 2000 has committed to a partnership with Orbis UK and the Flying Eye Hospital from 2017-2020. Making a donation to Orbis for every sale, Aerospares 2000 is proud to be supporting Operation Sight, Orbis UK’s most ambitious campaign to date.

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Altomed is a family-run company that supplies surgical instruments and disposables for ophthalmic surgery.

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The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has supported Orbis as the beneficiary of the Prize Draw at their Annual Dinner since 2006.

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Aviation Club UK

The Aviation Club UK started its ongoing partnership with Orbis and our Flying Eye Hospital as its charity partner in January 2016.

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The BDOC is the German association of surgical ophthalmologists, with over 1.300 members.

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Established in 2011, the COFRA Foundation aims to improve the social, economic and environmental conditions across the cotton and apparel value chain in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) has provided Orbis with a fantastic level of support for many years.

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The European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) is Europe’s largest society of retina specialists. The society currently has approximately 1,700 members in over 103 countries.

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Euromoney chose to support Orbis in 2006 because, as an international publisher, it wanted to support an organisation that enabled people in to see, and therefore, to read.

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Industrial Optimizers

Industrial Optimizers has committed to supporting Orbis UK, kick-starting the partnership with a donation of £1000.

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To celebrate their first anniversary of trading, the team at IOLLA decided it was time to bring its pledge of contributing to the prevention and treatment of sight loss around the world to life!

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MyOptique Group

MyOptique Group and Glasses Direct supported Orbis, with both financial and glasses contributions from 2009 to 2016, donating over £13,000 during that time.

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OCULUS Surgical

OCULUS Surgical has supported Orbis since 2017 with the donation of a OCULUS BIOM® system for the Flying Eye Hospital.

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OneLove Foundation

The OneLove Foundation is the philanthropic arm of PHB Ethical Beauty, a company dedicated to developing ethical, conscious and effective beauty products. A portion of its profits go directly to the Foundation, which supports projects that work to help people, especially children, and animals in the UK and around the world.

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Richfields, a London-based accountancy firm, has been supporting Orbis since 2007. Through the firm’s partners and long-standing Orbis ambassadors Vinoo Patel and Nilesh Haria, Richfields has been instrumental in raising awareness, building relationships and providing vital funding for our work.

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Since 2006, Orbis has been Routes' charity of choice. Founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports, Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums.

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Southampton Airport

After hearing about Orbis UK at the Airport Operator Association’s (AOA) Annual Dinner, Southampton Airport kindly offered to support our work by hosting a foreign currency collection within their departure lounge.

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TD Tom Davies

Bespoke eyewear brand TD Tom Davies first supported Orbis in 2005 by placing collection tins in their store.

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Zoobug is a British brand of beautiful handmade sunglasses and optical frames for babies and children up to 12 years. Founded by surgeon Dr Julie Diem Le in 2006, Zoobug’s mission is to help children see well and look great.

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Middle East partners

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has been the official airline of Orbis UK since 2015.

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Global Partners


AAAASFI’s accreditation programmes standardise and improve the quality of medical and surgical care.

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Alcon Foundation

Over the last three decades, Alcon has donated state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment, pharmaceuticals and supplies for the Flying Eye Hospital and its partner hospitals around the world.

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For more than 30 years, FedEx has played an indispensable role in helping Orbis achieve its vision of a world in which no one is needlessly blind.

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Fondation L’Occitane

With a long history of corporate social responsibility, Fondation L'OCCITANE is committed to fighting avoidable blindness around the world.

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Jebsen generously partners with Orbis to build up a training, screening and referring eye care network covering hospitals and clinics in the rural area of China.

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OMEGA announced its Global Corporate Partnership with Orbis in January 2011.

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The Pfizer-Orbis relationship dates back to 1979, three years before Orbis's first sight-saving flight, when Pfizer began supporting Orbis through cash grants and donations of medical supplies.

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Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered supports Orbis’s Seeing Is Believing global community fundraising project, which aims to serve China's blind population.

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For information on how to become a corporate partner, please contact:

Nilly Sutton

Head of Corporate Partnerships (interim)

Phone number: 020 7608 7268