Vision-Aid to establish National Resource Center for the visually impaired at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai
LEXINGTON, MA–Vision-Aid, a Lexington, MA-based non-profit organization with a mission to rehabilitate the visually impaired people in India, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, to establish a National Resource Center for the visually impaired at Aravind Eye Hospital.
Aravind is the largest, and widely considered to be one of the most productive eye care system in the world, seeing approximately 1.4 million patients a year, and performing about 200,000 cataract surgeries annually. Its legendary founder, Dr. Venkata Swamy (Dr. V) performed 100,000-plus cataract surgeries personally during his lifetime. Muhammad Yunus acclaimed Aravind as an organization which “reveals the power of a model that combines business discipline with compassion.”
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