Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness, of which at least 1 billion cases of vision impairment could have been prevented or are yet to be addressed. Nearly 30% of the world’s blind and vision-impaired live in South East Asia. (WHO, World Sight Day statement). Nearly 40 million people in India, including 1.6 million children, are blind or visually impaired. (The Tribune)
Fortunately, nearly 80% of them can easily be cured if they can receive proper treatment. This is where Sankara Eye Foundation, USA makes a difference. Sankara Eye Foundation, USA's mission is to prevent blindness and eradicate curable blindness.
Our mission is to reach out to the rural poor and provide quality eye care free of cost to the needy by building operationally self-sufficient super specialty eye care hospitals across India.
Our vision is to eradicate curable blindness in India.
SEF derives its strength from its values, and they form the core of our functioning and all our undertakings. In 2019, SEF USA was able to support over 215,000 free eye surgeries
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