Touching lives: experiences of positive change

January 2018

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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13-year-old Gayatri from Madhya Pradesh would often complain about having blurry eyesight to her parents.

July 2019
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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 India launches its new endeavour: India Fellowship Program 2019

Sightsavers unveiled its India Fellowship Program today. 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