Blindness and visual impairment limit many aspects of physical and socio-economic conditions of a person’s life. However, majority of blindness can either be prevented or treated. Restoring sight unlocks people’s skills and abilities that might otherwise have been progressively lost. It opens opportunities for better learning and economic productively.
We have been supporting sight restoration programmes, with an objective to transforms people’s socio-economic life for increased education, livelihoods, gender equity along with improved self-reliance..
Community and school outreach programmes for early detection of blindness including refractive error, cataract, diabetic retinopathy etc.
Establishing eye care hospitals in remote underserved areas, establishing facilities for emerging needs like retinoblastoma, equipping existing eye hospitals with advanced and high quality treatment facilities.
Establishing academic institutions and training centres for eye care professionals, supporting training and capacity building programmes for a wide range of eye care providers.
Our Eye Care partners have outstanding track records in providing access to quality eye care and addressing avoidable blindness.
Our support to Akhand Jyoti’s 40 bed eye hospital provides quality eye care to rural populations in and around Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.