Village Vision Complex

Our goal in Odisha is to provide care to approximately 1,000,000 people through the creation of two Eye Centers in Balasore and Keonjhar. Each complex will bring high quality sight-restoring eye care to the doorsteps of people in one of the three poorest regions of India. The patients will be given minor treatment, provided with glasses, and screened for more serious diseases at their vision screening center and, if further treatment is needed, transported to the eye center where they will be provided with the necessary outpatient and surgical procedures to treat blindness. This is all done free of charge. These eye centers will operate within the tiered eye care system pioneered with the renowned LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). This network ensures sustainability, while still managing to reach millions of people and provide eye care, free of charge, to those who need it most. This system of eye care facilities radiates out from large centers in major urban areas into small clinics in rural areas. Proposed Outcomes:

  • Reduce/eliminate cataract blindness and screen entire population in Balasore and Keonjhar, Odisha, India.
  • Create a center which will train, educate and employ local people.
  • Research the major factors and causes of preventable blindness in the area.
  • Locations

    • India>Odisha

    Sectors

    • Health
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