In the last 25 years we have come a long way together. From supporting one eye hospital in Coimbatore Sankara Eye Foundation, USA has become the world’s largest free eye-care and eye-surgery initiative! All thanks to our collective efforts.

Our Impact

Making the world brighter, together.

26

Hospitals in India

15

States covered in India

356,000

Free Eye Surgeries in FY '23

444 Million +

Population covered

Even after our efforts

Millions of Indians

still live in Darkness

This calls for a mammoth effort by us together!

The cases keep mounting every year for the poor in Bihar, UP, West Bengal and other interior parts of India. Tackling this calls for groundbreaking efforts and a bold vision.

Our Vision 2030 ‘March to a Million’ - aims to perform 1 Million free eye surgeries annually by 2030

We need your help to bring this Vision to life bring this Vision to life

Stories of Sankara

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Living the Life of Service

From the word go, Himadri Chakraborty – the executive director of Netaji Eye Hospital, West Bengal - is a flurry of activities – he just manages to be everywhere.

A Passion for Music

Shanker is the proud father of little Chhoti Kumari, a 13-year-old smart Math genius.Chhoti Kumari loves biking and acing her math exams in school. But all this became a distant reality when, last year, her eyesight.

Maaji, Dekh Sakte ho

For someone who had thought she had gone permanently blind, Sabra Khatun, from one of the most impoverished villages in remote Bihar, was surprised when she made her first journey till the eye camp.

Charity Navigator bases its ratings on non-profit’s financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Sankara Eye Foundation, USA continuously excels and has won the highest rating of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, multiple years in a row.

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Every donation will give the Gift of Vision to a person in need.

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Featured Stories

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Patient Spotlight
Chitra, age 42, suffered from cataracts in both her eyes.  This condition started to impact her home life and her ability to earn daily wages through farm work. At the Sankara Eye Foundation camp, she was diagnosed with cataract and transported to Sankara’s base hospital for treatment.
Volunteer Spotlight
As a young child, Rama Dasu witnessed a horrific farm accident which left his uncle blind in both eyes. He was then eight- or nine-years old. The incident affected him deeply. “I saw first hand the suffering of a blind person. It gave me a lifelong connection to the cause of eradicating blindness."
Partner Spotlight
Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital (AJEH) is located in Mastichak, Bihar and was established in 2005. It is the largest eye hospital in eastern India and among the top five hospitals in India providing free eye care services. AJEH is headquartered in Mastichak, a rural area about 50 kms from Patna.

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What we do

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OUR CAUSE

Sankara Eye Foundation is on a mission to eradicate curable blindness in India.

“Your valuable donation will give the Gift of Vision to those in need. Our FREE life changing surgeries provide hope and self-sufficiency to our donor patients. Their hope for a brighter future begins with you.”

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CASE STUDIES

Learn more about our Gift of Vision Recipients

Ramaswamy
Thrissur 680 001, Kerala, India
Ramaswamy, age 72, suffered from  cataract in both his eyes. He was unable to see beyond a few feet and struggled to complete basic chores.
Chitra
Thrissur 680 001, Kerala, India
Chitra, age 42, suffered from cataract in both her eyes.   This condition started to impact her home life and her ability to earn daily wages through farm work.
Sneha
Thrissur 680 001,Kerala, India
Sneha, 12 years old is the older of the twin sisters. She was born a healthy baby, but for the squint in her eye. As she grew older she became a victim of mockery and bullying at school.
Sukanya
Thrissur 680 001,Kerala, India
We initiate and drive community eye care activities in India by working with our partner, Sankara Eye Foundation, India (SEF, India).

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