India is home to the world’s largest population of blind people, with an estimated 12 million blind people the country. Unfortunately, 80% of this can be cured or prevented, stemming mostly from uncorrected refractive errors, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, and cataracts.
Eye screenings and surgeries play such a key role in preventing blindness, and with limited access to optometrists, lower income Indian communities are at a higher risk of eye-related issues and blindness.
We work with Divya Jyot Trust, and Lotus Eye Hospital to provide eye-screenings, medications, and spectacles for children and adolescent girls to ensure their education and livelihoods are not affected.
Every week we cover over 100 children and 100 Kishor girls.