6-year-old Gokul from India having an eye examination after successful cataract surgery

Improving access to quality eye health services in India

Country: India
Category: Saving sight

An estimated 11 million Indians are blind. In the majority of cases, blindness could be avoided if eye health conditions were identified and treated in time. But for many people in India, particularly those living in poorer rural areas, sight-saving health services are out of reach.

With our local partner Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital we have opened four new Vision Centres to provide sight-saving services to people in one of the poorest parts of India. The Vision Centres will provide basic eye health services such as glasses, while also identifying potentially blinding conditions like cataracts and glaucoma so they can be treated before it’s too late. The aim is to provide eye health services to over 65,000 people overfive years.

This programme has been supported by L’Occitane Foundation.

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