Touching lives: experiences of positive change

Sightsavers has been working in the Sundarbans for seven years and, until 2013, had supported the establishment of 2 eye hospitals and 2 vision centres.

The hospitals provide secondary level eye health care whereas the vision centres provide primary level care, including screening and provision of spectacles. Although these facilities are offering much needed services, they are however inadequate in meeting the huge demands in this under served and complex geographical area.

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Sightsavers India wins the India Edition of the Mahatma Award for Social Good 2019

Sightsavers India wins the India Edition of the Mahatma Award for Social Good 2019

October 2019
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Shyam Sundar Devi's story

70-year-old Shyam Sundar Devi from Patna had been struggling to see clearly for a year. She had blurry vision in both eyes.

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Demand for and provision of eye care services in slum populations in Jaipur, India

The overall aim of this study is to better understand the demand for and provision of eye care services in the city of Jaipur, with a specific focus on urban slum-dwelling communities.