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Highlights of Vision-Aid Programs across India – In the past quarter

In the heart of our mission to serve the visually impaired, we present a snapshot of the profound impact achieved during the past quarter. All our Vision-Aid programs has empowered us to touch the lives of over five thousand visually impaired across India, spreading the light of hope and opportunity. 

 Vision-Aid @ Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai 

 Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai continues its legacy of inclusive eye care. This quarter witnessed over 1,800 patients benefiting from comprehensive services, emphasizing early intervention for pediatric care and affordable low vision solutions. Noteworthy community outreach efforts include special screening camps at local schools for children with disabilities, underscoring our commitment to reaching every corner of society. 

Furthermore, our international collaboration welcomed Mr. Sindikubwabo Jean Paul from Rwanda, enhancing his expertise in ophthalmic care through a three-month training program. Together, we’re fostering a global community of eye care champions. 

Vision-Aid @ Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli 

The Vision-Aid Resource Center at AEH Tirunelveli has been a beacon of hope for over 500 beneficiaries this quarter. Our focus on early interventions for children with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment saw a considerable increase, reflecting our dedication to addressing diverse needs within our community. 

Highlights include the inauguration of a Digital Resource Training Room, empowering visually impaired individuals with essential skills for the digital age. Additionally, faculty development programs and counseling sessions underscore our holistic approach to rehabilitation. 

Vision-Aid @ Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirupati 

The Vision-Aid Resource Center at AEH Tirupati served nearly 200 patients, delivering approximately 300 interventions and services. Notably, our emphasis on low vision assessments and early interventions has garnered increased referrals, amplifying our impact within the Tirupathi region and beyond. 

 Vision-Aid @ Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry 

AEH Pondicherry served ~400 beneficiaries this quarter, offering comprehensive low vision assessments and interventions. Our commitment to community engagement was showcased through an enlightening exhibition, raising awareness about eye care among school students and the wider community. 

Vision –Aid Resource Centers @ LVPEI Hyderabad and Vizag 

 With nearly 300 beneficiaries undergoing advanced rehabilitation and training programs in the past quarter, LVPEI Hyderabad continues to be a pillar of support for the visually impaired. The inauguration of a dedicated Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Resource Center in Vishakhapatnam marks a significant milestone, offering end-to-end management for patients with CVI. Additionally, the distribution of Smart Vision Glasses and success stories of individuals overcoming vision challenges inspire us all. These programs were showcased recently at our Spring event, and we were honored to have Prashanth and Anuradha join us as our Chief Guests for the event. 

Vision-Aid @ Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi 

SCEH Delhi served over 500 beneficiaries this quarter, witnessing a significant increase in counseling and low vision device training. From community screening camps to certificate courses, our efforts are geared towards empowering individuals with visual impairments to lead fulfilling lives. The students and team were very happy to meet Mr. Ram Gupta who dropped in for a visit during the quarter.  

Vision-Aid @ CECF, Pune 

At the Dr. R.S. Ayyar Vision-Aid Center, CECF Pune served nearly 400 beneficiaries, focusing on comprehensive eye care for school children. Notable achievements include the launch of a Computer Training Program and the inspiring success story of a patient who found renewed hope through education and skill-building. 

 Vision-Aid @ The Voluntary Health Services Hospital, Chennai 

VHS Chennai served 300 beneficiaries, with a particular focus on optometry education and training. Smart Vision Glasses distribution events and ongoing training initiatives underscore our commitment to leveraging technology for inclusive eye care. 

Vision-Aid Resource Centers @ Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and @ Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata. 

With a steadfast dedication to comprehensive vision rehabilitation, Sankara Nethralaya served 200 beneficiaries, offering a range of therapeutic interventions and support services. Notable highlights include community engagement initiatives and the heartwarming success story of a one-year-old showing remarkable progress through our interventions (one of many success stories celebrated on our web site and social media feeds. 

 Sankara Nethralaya Kolkata continues to be a beacon of hope for those with visual impairments. From school screening camps to comprehensive rehabilitation services, our efforts are geared towards empowering individuals to pursue their dreams. 

Sitapur Eye Hospital 

Thank you for the support which enabled our newly partnered resource center at Sitapur Eye Hospital to serve 250 beneficiaries, emphasizing low vision services and rehabilitation. Notable highlights include hosting workshops and participating in panel discussions to raise awareness about visual impairment. 

Dr. Jawaharlal Rohatgi Smarak Netra Chikit Salaya (JLR eye hospital, Kanpur) 

Thanks to your support our newly established Vision-Aid Resource Center at JLR aims to expand its reach and impact in the coming quarter. With plans for referral partnerships, community engagement, and enhanced services, we’re committed to serving those in need with compassion and excellence. 

Other highlights 

Other highlights include:  

  1. Online training programs offering training in 12 disciplines reached 200+ beneficiaries across India helping them to enhance digital literacy and job skills 
  1. Digitial Accessibility Testing Center received two new contracts from U Mass, and Sakai form the US as well a new customer in India 
  1. Project Springboard continued to work with 20 blind schools across India to enhance their technical capabilities and capacity to train blind students 
  1. We celebrated the successful job placements of several visually impaired students (more details on this coming soon!) 
  1. A new version of AI-powered Smart Vision Glasses was released by our partner SHG Technologies and is undergoing beta testing for imminent roll out. The devices were featured on “Indian Idol” and as you may recall, we re-cast this at our recent Spring event. 

Your unwavering support fuels our mission to bring light into the lives of the visually impaired. Together, we’re creating a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their visual abilities. Thank you for being a part of this journey. 

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