HelpMeSee is a social enterprise committed to ending cataract blindness, the leading cause of blindness worldwide. HelpMeSee is working to make sight-restoring surgery available to millions of poor within their communities, by training tens of thousands surgeons, many women, to perform cataract surgery.
HelpMeSee was co-founded in 2010 by the late Albert Ueltschi, a pioneer in aviation training and advocate for preventing blindness, and his son Jim Ueltschi. His vision, built on his experience in the aviation industry, was to use simulation technology to train the thousands of cataract surgeons needed to reduce cataract blindness.
Since 2012, the campaign he founded has supported nearly 250,000 surgeries through partnerships across ten countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
HelpMeSee is a non-profit organization, and has been recognized for our program to end blindness with a Special Consultative Status by the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).