Eyes OK please

The idea of this report grew out of our experiences of working with truck drivers in 10 locations across India.

Since 2014, this one-of- a-kind intervention identifies the eye care needs of truckers and provides corrective eye glasses. The intervention for truckers is a necessary and welcome addition to enhance road safety in India.

This report is an attempt to document, for the first time in India, the need for eye health care interventions as well as truckers’ own views on the vital issue of vision.

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RAAHI– Serving those that serve us

India is home to over 9 million truck drivers. Truck drivers play a significant role in transporting India’s freight; however their unorganised nature of work prohibits them to take their health issues seriously.

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Rural Eye Health – An impact waiting to be achieved

India is home to the largest population of blind people in the world. Over 12 million people in India are blind, of which nearly 88% of the blindness was unavoidable.

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Sightsavers India wins ICC Social Impact Award for Urban Eye Health Programme in Bihar

Sightsavers India wins ICC Social Impact Award for Urban Eye Health Programme in Bihar

March 2021