The magnitude of blindness is enormous. India has the largest population of the world’s blind; with over 45 million visually impaired and 12 million of them totally blind.

Every year, one million more people are added to these statistics. Fortunately, nearly 80% of them can easily be cured if only they can receive the treatment. Sadly, majority of these people lack the knowledge and/or the funds required for the procedures.


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 performed at its own SEF India hospitals and the partner hospitals.