Rob Walters, a consultant ophthalmologist, has worked for the UK National Health Service for more than three decades. An avid proponent in the fight against avoidable blindness, Dr. Walters has devoted his lifework to saving sight in the UK and developing countries around the world. He has written three books outlining the causes and treatment of blindness and has been actively involved in many UK eye health organizations throughout his career.
Dr. Walters is particularly passionate about Orbis, an international nonprofit organization striving to make adequate eye care available to all. His first volunteer mission with Orbis was in 1994. Since then, he has served on several Orbis boards as a member and chair, and now, as a board member emeritus. For his role in the global improvement of eye health, he was named Trustee of the Year at the 2014 Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards.