eradicating blindness to bring dignity
to life of the underprivileged

Our blindness eradication efforts bring dignity, hope, and independence to the lives of millions
of people in the low-income states of India.

Blindness is both a cause and outcome of poverty

WHO estimates that over a decade (2010-2020) the cumulative impact of Blindness and visual impairment in India is $162 billion. People in the lowest strata of the society bear the brunt of blindness. Districts in India recording lower levels of social, economic education and health indicators have the highest incidence of blindness. People with low visual impairment find themselves at a significant disadvantage. They suffer from poverty, malnutrition, non-availability of education and economic and social isolation. These cascading effects especially in rural areas affect the blind and their families and ultimately the community at large.

“‘Many of the causes of avoidable blindness in low-income countries are directly related to poverty, including hunger, malnutrition and limited access to health, education, water, and sanitation services. These problems are most acute in the least economically developed regions, home to more than 90% of the world’s visually impaired people.”
WHO & IAPB on Vision 2020

Blindness Eradication Challenges

Blindness and visual impairment are more complicated than a mere biological disorder. Blindness has a deep-seated social impact that aggravates the social dimension in low-income states of India. The critical challenges for those suffering from curable blindness include affordability, accessibility, and quality of eye care services – as well as a lack of awareness of the causes of blindness and available remedies. Some of these challenges undermine eye care service providers who seek to make a large-scale impact – as they place a significant financial burden on their ability to provide help that is affordable to the poor people. Service providers also face challenges in recruiting sufficient clinical expertise especially in rural areas, as well as dealing with the logistics of reaching people in these areas.

Over 65,000 Sight Restoring Surgeries Per Year - Count On Us To Begin The Change

working where it really matters

We provide sight-restoring surgeries to over 65,000 people annually in the darkest districts of India.

unique outreach programme

We reach out to the remotest villages to identify the needy patients for eye care interventions.

quality in the rural heartland

We are setting up the first comprehensive eye hospital in rural India.