Introduction

  • Over 45 million people in the world are blind. Of these, 18 million live in India.
  • Over 9 million cases of blindness are caused by cataracts; and another 3 million due to refractive errors; both of which are easily treatable conditions.
  • One person goes blind in the world every five seconds, a child goes blind every minute. (As per WHO report-2002).

The statistics on blindness are staggering. For each person going blind the impact is enormous. Poverty and blindness is a terrifying combination. Loss of sight most often results in social exclusion, making blind people vulnerable to abuse, destitution and early death.

Loss of sight often results in social exclusion, making blind people vulnerable to abuse, poverty and early death. Less than half of all children who lose their sight will survive to adulthood. The figures appear overwhelming, yet providing help is simple.

With these questions reverberating in our minds, Vision Foundation of India (VFI) took shape. Since 1993, with the Grace of God, and your good wishes and co-operation, the team at VFI has treated thousands eyes successfully.

Since that date in 1993, till December 2016, VFI has examined patients, and of which were operated free of, VFI is working tirelessly to help people come out of avoidable blindness.

We want to change these modest achievements, we want to go beyond hurdles, we want to remove burdens, and we want to succeed with success. Yes we do.