News / Events /

Hospital charts a record

October 2012
Hospital charts a record

To create awareness among the public on the need for preventive eye care and also to mark World Sight Day on October 12, Sankara Eye Hospital Sightsavers and Essilor jointly created what they claimed was the world’s largest vision chart here on Thursday.

The dimensions. The vision chart, measuring 7000 sq ft (100 x 70ft), was displayed on the façade of Pimento Building on Bannerghatta Road. Hospital authorities said the Snellen vision chart has been developed by doctors from Sankara Eye hospital in coordination with Sankara College of Optometry.

The letters of the chart were arranged to display the message, “I am your eyes, check me yearly,” in line with the theme of Eye Test For All, adopted by the National Programme for Control of Blindness. Similar charts were displayed in other prominent areas of the city, including Kempegowda Bus Station, City Railway Station and bus-stands across the city, a hospital spokesperson said.

Platform. On the occasion, the hospital also set up a creative platform for 30 visually impaired children from various schools in the city. A unique workshop, Insight: Clay Modelling, Many Ways of Seeing, was also organised.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/hospital-charts-a-record/article3990073.ece?fb_action_ids=10151300597816551&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151300597816551%22%3A477292465624520%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151300597816551%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map

Read more about our work

What we do
sightsavers_news

Amitabh Bachchan launches SEE NOW campaign to help end avoidable blindness

Shri Amitabh Bachchan is the face of a new campaign in Uttar Pradesh that is expected to reach tens of millions of Indians with a simple ask: go and get your vision checked.

June 2019
sightsavers_news

Petition urges UN members to put disability laws into action

On Monday 10th June, Sightsavers India is launching a petition calling for disability rights to be upheld by the United Nations and its member states.

June 2019

Sightsavers India launches its new endeavour: India Fellowship Program 2019

The India Fellowship Program is a first of its kind initiative that will identify up to 10 promising young ophthalmologists from all over the country.

May 2019