Vinay overcomes refractive error

December 2012
Vinay overcomes refractive error

Overcoming refractive error

Vinay is 14 years old and studies in the ninth standard of the local Government High School. His father is an auto-rickshaw driver and his mother a homemaker. Like most boys his age, Vinay loves watching television and playing.

Vinay has had severe refractive error since birth, which made it difficult for him to see distant objects clearly and affected his performance in school. Since no one in his circle was aware that there could be a more permanent solution to his problem, his eyesight steadily deteriorated over the years. This continued until 2009, when through Nanna Kannu’s door-to-door survey, Vinay came under the care of Sankara Eye Hospital, a Sightsavers’ supported partner.

Today, after treatment at Sankara Eye Hospital, Vinay’s vision has improved greatly. As a result, he now reads and writes independently, participates more actively in school and has started getting better results – such as standing second in class.

Photo clicked by Vinay which were on display at the exhibition.

Read more about our work

What we do

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

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