Outreach Programme : Projects

Special Projects are in collaboration with funding partners from Industry, International and National not for profits as institutional grants or initiatives under corporate social responsibility. Each year, more and more like minded people come together for the cause of eye and ENT care to add value and improve quality of life of the target population. The projects are oriented not only towards surgeries, but also for research, infrastructure support/upgradation and expansion, all of which lead to an increased outreach and larger coverage.

Some of the on-going projects under various categories for eye care are:

Vision Centres

Project Jyoti by Standard Chartered Bank

The project commenced in 2020 and is expected to touch the lives of 30,00,000 (3 million) people over a period of 3 years. Under the project, following will be accomplished:

Set up 20 vision centres

Door to door screening across 3000 villages.

Project Nayan by Relaxo Foundation

Under the project, which commenced in 2018 for a period of three years, an integrated vision centre will be established in Alwar district with screening of adults as well as school children.

Paediatric Screening

Project Drishti by SEVA

SEVA has, since 2018, been supporting paediatric screening from under-privileged communities in Mathura district and urban slums of Delhi. It is expected that with this support, screening of 120,000 children will take place by 2020.

Project Prakash by MIT

Running since 2008, Project Prakash is a research project to understand how the brain develops vision and elasticity of brain. Congenitally blind children are identified in schools for visually impaired children, and studied, after curative surgery is done.

Project Navjyoti by CBM

The project started in the year 2017, for a period of 5 years to screen children for uncorrected refractive errors in remote villages in Alwar district of Rajasthan. As a result of this intervention, eye of 150,000 children will be screened.

Project REACH (Refractive Error Among Children) by Cognizant

Under this project starting in 2020 for a period of three years, with support from CBM, nearly 150,000 school going children in Delhi will be screened followed by surgery/refractive glasses on a need basis.

Adult Cataract Eye Surgeries

HelpAge India

Under this project with HelpAge India, sight restoring cataract surgeries are done for senior citizens from the under privileged communities in Delhi, Alwar and Meerut.

Globe Capital

Adult sight restoration cataract surgeries are done for people from under privileged communities in Delhi.

Koshika Foundation

Adult sight restoration cataract surgeries are done for people from under privileged communities in Delhi and other locations.

Special Population Projects

Eicher Driver Care by Eicher Group Foundation

An initiative by Eicher Group to identify uncorrected refractive errors on commercial truck drivers on Indian Highways along the Golden Quadrilateral. SCEH is the technical partner and working with partner hospitals to screen and give appropriate eye care to the drivers in need of such an intervention.

Capacity Building Project

Global Sight Initiative by SEVA

A multi country project aiming at strengthening service delivery capacity of eye care hospital through capacity building and support for sight-restoring surgeries.