Half the population in the world need eye care. India has one third of worlds 39 million blind persons. Indian National survey on Blindness shows that barely 50 per cent of the people in Karnataka have near normal vision. Most people don't have access to affordable eye care. Many preventable blindness cases don't get timely intervention. Our target population of 10.6 million people in rural districts of Kolar, Tumkur, Chikbhalapur and Bangalore Rural districts has no access to eye care.
Three ways. THROUGH IN HOUSE HOSPITAL PROGRAM: The hospital will provide treatment for those requiring corrective intervention. THROUGH CAMP APPROACH by directly making available eye screening camps in the rural locations, identify people and bring them to hospital for required intervention. THROUGH SCHOOL SCREENING PROGRAMs identity children with vision problems and prevent possible blindness. Thus we make eye care affordable and accessible to all. Eye donation will be part of the intervention.
Vision problems of this rural population of 10.6 million will be addressed. Better productivity and contribution to development would be possible. Would prevent blindness among children, improving their education and preventing drop outs from school. Improve eye donation among the population with eye collection centres and improved awareness. While hospital would provide treatment to 15,000 people annually. Village camps will reach 15,000 people and school programs 15,000 students annually.