VISION 2030 - A Million Free Eye Surgeries Per Year
The problem of blindness is enormous! India has the largest population of the blind in the world with 45 million people visually impaired and 12 million of them totally blind.Annually, 1 million cases are added to the existing backlog.
To arrest the growth of ever growing blindness in India, SEF, USA has launched the program Vision 2030 to perform 1 million free eye surgeries annually by the year 2030 through expanding the capacity of our Sankara Eye Hospitals, partnering with other eligible eye care hospitals and continue building new hospitals.
Today, SEF, USA supports 11 Sankara Eye Hospitals and 10 Partner Eye Care Hospitals all across India and together performed 215,000 free eye surgeries in 2019.