Rashtriya Netra Yagna is an enduring initiative of the Vision Foundation of India that has been in continuance since 2015. Vision Foundation of India collaborates with charitable eye hospitals at Pan India level and financially supports these organizations to conduct free eye surgeries. The project is on course to perform 1.1 million surgeries by year 2026.We are presently associated with 52 hospitals for this project in 21 states of India.
For those living in slums, eye check-ups and treatment is unaffordable. Due to this, they tend to ignore even the most severe problems related to eye health. Primary eye care centers are established in the slums providing them proper eye care at highly subsidized rates / free of cost.
Currently we are running six centres at Mankhurd, Banganga, Mahalaxmi, Pydhonie, C.P. Tank and Cheeta Camp and planning to open two new centres.
Vision Foundation of India has launched the Project, ‘Sugar n Sight’ – A National Diabetic Retinopathy Project. Under this project, population screening is done across the country to detect diabetic retinopathy with the help of Digital Imaging, Telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence. Not stopping at detecting, the treatment for diabetic retinopathy including laser, eye injections or eye surgery is also provided free of cost to the under privileged. The project targets to screen 10,00,000 patients in a span of 6 years.
This concept was to improve eye care for the rural population, mainly targeting individuals with cataract. The Foundation reaches out to rural parts making vision accessible to the remotest parts of the country. VFI has relentlessly been serving the rural areas in Manor and Shahpur districts covering many other villages in the surrounding areas and other districts too.
Vision is very critical to the overall development of a child and good vision gives proper inputs to the brain. Any interruption in the vision in the formative years not only impairs vision but also affects the brain and results in overall delay in development. Considering this, the Foundation conducts school screening camps at different municipal and private schools across India. Eye aliments are then medically treated by Foundation.
Launched in 2005 by the Commissioner of Police Mr. A.N. Roy for the benefit of Mumbai Police, the Foundation organizes camps at the base hospital or at various police stations. - A special OPD session for those serving in the police along with their families is available at the base hospital. Police personnel are operated free of cost and treatment to their family members are provided at highly subsidized rate.
Lack of medical facilities and proper infrastructure makes it difficult for people in remote villages to reach even a Rural Centre. Hence the Foundation has developed a unique outreach program, whereby our infrastructure and expertise is made available to such people at their doorsteps.
Navnit Shah Eye Bank is a not for profit initiative by VFI that is committed to the noble cause of eye donations since its inception in 2000. It mainly works for awareness of eye donation and collection of corneal tissues from donors.