Funds will be used in organising eye cataract surgeries and organising camps to screen cataract patients.
At 8 million, India houses the 2nd highest number of blind people in the world. 80% of blindness in India is because of cataract and uncorrected refractive errors.
The reasons behind avoidable blindness run deeper than the eye diseases that cause them. They result from – and lead to – poverty, and are often accompanied by social exclusion and early death.
Sight For All Foundation is on a mission to eliminate avoidable blindness to a level that it ceases to be a public health problem for our citizens residing in our 626 districts in India. Sight for All Foundation aims to achieve this through extending the reach of equitable and quality medical and surgical eye care services to the poor and needy – through active community involvement, screening camps and surgical services. All surgeries are performed with state-of-the-art infrastructure, special importance being given to sterility and quality.
At SFAF, community service is not just helping the underprivileged but also roping in the community to contribute to our endeavours.
Since its inception we have completed 691 cataract surgeries, 62 camps, screened 8273 people and distributed medicines to 1759 people.