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Mission, Vision, and Values

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 makes a difference. Sankara Eye Foundation's mission is to prevent blindness and eradicate curable blindness.

Sankara Eye Foundation's mission is to provide quality eye care services FREE of cost to the needy and disadvantaged in India.
Sankara Eye Foundation's vision is to eradicate curable blindness in India.
Sankara Eye Foundation derives its strength from its values. Our values form the core of our organization and motivate all our undertakings. 


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

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.



Sankara Eye Foundation USA was founded in 1998 by Mr. Krishnamurthy  Muralidharan, Mr. Krishnamurthy Sridharan, and Mr. Khushnood Ahmad, as a registered nonprofit under sec 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We are powered by over 1000+ dedicated volunteers,withlocal chaptersacross North America. We are fortunate to have a strong base as well as committed patrons and donors. With all their support, we have been able to grow significantly and address the curable blindness problem in rural India.

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Sankara Eye Foundation USA

One million free eye surgeries annually by 2030.
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