On Thursday, January 4th, 2024, the Vision-Aid team was honored to participate in the inauguration of the Vasantha-Krupa Palakurthi Vision-Aid CVI Resource center. This center has been established by the L.V.Prasad Eye Institute in collaboration with Vision Aid, USA, and has been generously supported by the Palakurthi foundation in honor of the late Dr. Krupasagar Palakurthi. He was a renowned ophthalmologist from Hyderabad who dedicated his life to serving the underprivileged.
Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), sometimes called cortical visual impairment, is a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain that process vision.
A Promise of Empowerment and Inclusivity
This newly established CVI center is dedicated to serving children with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) and their families. As the leading cause of blindness in children, CVI demands specialized attention. The center goes beyond clinical examinations, offering tailored vision assessments and a holistic set of programs. It doesn’t just provide treatments; it delivers keys to unlocking a world where these children and their families can experience life to the fullest.
A Beacon of Hope for Andhra Pradesh and Beyond
As the first center of its kind in the state of Andhra Pradesh, this facility is poised to become a cornerstone for training vision professionals from across India in the coming months. The ripple effect of this center’s impact will extend far beyond Andhra Pradesh, educating the next generation of Vision Rehabilitation professionals in the field of CVI.
Opening Doors to Opportunities and Dreams
In inaugurating this center, we are not just opening physical doors to a facility; we are unlocking doors to new opportunities, dreams, and a future where every child, regardless of their challenges, has the chance to thrive, learn, and lead.
Heartfelt Gratitude to All Contributors
We extend our heartfelt congratulations and thanks to everyone who contributed to making this dream a reality. Our sincere appreciation goes to the LVPEI team for their exceptional partnership and friendship, and the Palakurthi foundation for their gracious support, Together, let us look forward to a future filled with hope, achievements, and endless possibilities for the many children who will be served at this center.