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Our vision is to Eradicate Curable Blindness in India by the year 2020. Our mission is to raise funds in the US to work towards eradicating curable blindness all over India by building operationally self-sufficient super specialty eye care hospitals which will reach out to the rural poor and provide quality eye care free of cost to the needy.
1/4th of the world's blind population, 45 million, are in India 80% of them have curable blindness, but most can't afford quality care Sankara Eye Care Institutions, India, has been providing quality eye care, with #1 rural out-reach program for over 30 years with the state of the art Sankara Eye Hospitals Provides world class quality eye care to the poor with a 99% success SEF, run entirely by volunteers, raises funds in USA to help build & operate Sankara Eye Hospitals throughout India, by partnering with SECI Instrumental in growing # of hospitals from 1 in 1998 to 8 in 2008 Number of Free Eye Surgeries increased from 8000 to 83000 in 2008- a ten-fold increase!! Help each hospital become self sufficient (80/20 Model- Free/Paying)