Vision Foundation of India

Everyone Deserves to See

Everyone Deserves to See


Rashtriya Netra Yagna

"Rashtriya Netra Yagna (RNY)" is a flagship project of Vision Foundation of India, which aims to reduce avoidable and treatable blindness caused by cataract, retina, cornea, glaucoma or childhood blindness, especially among the weaker sections of society irrespective of their age, sex, cast, creed or religion. Since its launch in 2015, RNY is an enduring initiative of the Vision Foundation of India, wherein VFI collaborates with charitable eye hospitals at a Pan-India level and financially supports these hospitals to conduct free eye surgeries.

We are presently actively associated with 49 hospitals in 21 states and 2 Union Territories of India. The project is on course to perform 1.1 million surgeries by the year 2028.

Charity Eye Clinic

With the sole aim to protect your eye sight, Vision Foundation of India have inaugurated a Charity Eye Clinic at Tardeo, Mumbai on 4th May 2022. This Charity Clinic is equipped with an comprehensive eye care facilities and advanced technology to serve the deprived society. The services provided at this charity Eye Clinic are at a free/ subsidised rate, so that it is affordable to economically backward class. We also ensure to create an unparalleled quality and emphasising that everyone gets the best positive treatment.

Sugar n Sight (National Diabetic Retinopathy Project)

Vision Foundation of India launched the Project, 'Sugar n Sight' - A National Diabetic Retinopathy Project in the year 2019. Under this project, population screening is done across the country to detect diabetic retinopathy with the help of Digital Imaging, Tele- medicine and Artificial Intelligence. After due detection, the treatment for diabetic retinopathy including laser, eye injections or eye surgery is also provided free of cost to the underprivileged. The project targets to screen 10 lakh patients in a span of 6 years.

Mumbai Urban Slum Eye Care (MUSE)

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 centres have been established in Mumbai slums to provide proper eyecare at highly subsidized rates or completely free of cost.

VFI deeply appreciates the association of Rotary Club of Bombay Sea Face for this MUSE project.

Police Jyoti

This project was launched in 2005 by then Commissioner of Police Mr. A.N. Roy for the benefit of Mumbai Police, wherein VFI organises camps at various police stations. A special OPD session is conducted at the base hospital for those serving in the police department along with their families. Police personnel are operated free of cost and treatment to their family members are provided at highly subsidized rates.

Bal Drishti

Vision is very critical to the overall development of a child and any interruption in the vision in the formative years, not only impairs vision but also affects the brain, resulting 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 the Foundation.

Mobile Eye Clinics Through Mobile Van

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.

Primary Rural Vision Care Centres

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 of Maharashtra.

Navnit Shah Eye Bank

In the year 2000, the Vision Foundation of India, in partnership with Navnit Shah Eye Bank, started a noble initiative of an eye bank. It mainly works to raise awareness about eye donation, corneal transplantation and by collecting eyeballs after death. Today, medical advancements have helped millions of people with corneal blindness see again. This has been possible due to the selfless acts of those who have donated their eyes.

In India, eye donation is not a monetary exercise, it is a complete act of charity, yet there are many myths and misconceptions spread across these aspects, which have resulted in low eye donation rate. As per the statistics, only five percentage demand is met for corneal transplants. In most cases, the donation of eyes from one person can cures blindness in two people. Following are few points which give more clarity and understanding on this subject of eye donation.

For Eye Donation,
please call: +91.98200 03937