Correct the vision of 2 poor patients by donating a set of spectacles, INR 500


Sankara Nethralaya s community services provide cost-free eye screening followed by free distribution of spectacles, free cataract/glaucoma or other corrective surgeries as needed. These services are provided at free eye camps carried out from their mobile eye care units as well as at the base hospitals.

How It Works

• Free treatment is provided on the basis of income proof or letter from the Panchayat Board (in case of farm labour etc.)
• Sankara Nethralaya staff members and volunteers carry out these services.
• They distribute permanent glasses to patients in a van provided by Essilor; the lens too is from Essilor.
• They deliver the glasses to people in rural areas after checking for correction; some patients from the city come and collect the glasses themselves.


• 30-45 days – Number of days after surgery when permanent glasses are provided to the patients

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Cost of spectacles for 2 patients 500.00
Unit Price 500
Total 500
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Nithyanandam,52 years old,lives in Tiruvallur. As an agricultural labourer, he was the chief earning member of the family. But then, he had to give up his job on account of deteriorating vision. The family was in crisis as earnings went down. Nithyanandam heard about Sankara Nethralaya and decided to visit the hospital.
The doctors examined Nithyanandam at Sankara Nethralaya and suggested he undergo an operation of the eye. He agreed for the surgery. The operation was done free of cost successful and Nithyanandam's vision was restored. As a post-surgery care requirement he was suggested a pair of spectacles, which were also provided free of cost.
He is now productively employed and is once again the breadwinner for his family. He is now able to take care of most of the financial needs of his family

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