Sankara Eye Foundation Usa

Rating: 4.9 stars   735 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 1851 McCarthy Blvd Ste #218 Milpitas CA 95035 USA

Mission: Sankara Eye Society, Coimbatore was started in India in 1977. This trust had the philanthropic philosophy of providing high quality health care, especially eye care to all, either free or at an affordable cost. In 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation was established to support the work of Sankara Eye Society. Our mission is to attain 20/20 by the year 2020.
Results: 537,000 FREE Eye Surgeries and 8340 Eye Camps.  From one Sankara Eye Hospital and 8,000 FREE Eye Surgeries per year to close to 100,000 FREE Eye Surgeries per year at our Eight Sankara Eye Hospitals in India.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000
Geographic areas served: India
Programs: To spread the awareness of the importance of magnitude of this problem and encourage eye donations. The organization in India has a state of the art hospital in Coimbatore to help the visually impaired poor. It also holds eye camps and workshops all over India and other countries to treat people and also to train doctors locally. Visit www.giftofvision.org for more information. Our programs in the US include fund raising events, spreading awareness by holding booths at major events, publishing newsletters, special projects as initiated by our volunteers.
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As per my experience.. i have also saw lot of eye patients are getting benifits... They are all getting good vision of sight after free operations.. your foundation arre doing very well social awarness programs about eye camp... so i really thank to SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION...

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2009-10-01

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it is a non profit organization it provides medical facilities like eye treatment(operation, general eye problems etc..) for the people those who are living below the poverty line.

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the people are very happy

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good

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better for society

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i will be there

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getting more people

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far better for poor people

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About every month

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2009-8-01

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It is very helpful to the poor people. The location is very neat. The staff are working in a smile face.

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eye operation

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conduct eye camp in rural area

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About every six months

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2009-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

It is one of Non profitable eye foundation. It gives lights to the rural poor people.Services offered by this foundation affordable one.

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Various activities.Yearly twice or thrice they are coming to our village they have identified the poor people who all are having eye defections and taking care of them until the operation process is getting over

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the foundation extends their services to all the country & in future all over the world.

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2008-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

this is a non profit organization with good infrastructure and aminities serving the poor people of rural india with utmost care and concern

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all specified fields

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pray god to give them more funds

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service to the nation

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profesionals

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serve more poor people

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i am more invovled

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funds sacarcity

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the best organizatioon

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2009-12-01

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The people are really great to work with. Everyone is so motivated and on point with the mission. I made a lot of friends through this organization.

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awesome. I've never seen such great organization. Also, people were just down to earth and fun to be around.

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About every month

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2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

we had a great experiance over there.docters treated us like friend and we had a great discussion about health tips.treatment given by the docters are excellent.

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very excellent nurse

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2009-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I have been a part of organizing fund-raising for various projects at Sankara and have thouroughly enjoyed working with so many generous and talented people striving for one cause. My family enjoyed the SEF Dandias every year.

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that so many talented and like-minded individuals come together for server a Great Cause and make it happen!

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2009-9-01

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4 people found this review helpful

their goal is vision 2020 by the year 2020, they are giving the vision for visually handicaped poors.in the year 2020 they planed 20 hospital to serve the poor patients.

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it is going well

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excelent

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nice

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now they are doing well

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vision2020 is the bigest challenge

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best of luck

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2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

it is a wonderful experience to work in this service oriented hospital- Sankara eye centre, coimbatore.this hospital is providing excellent service in community eye care by giving gift of vision to the needy. i am thankful to Sankara eye foundation for giving me this opportunity.

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personal satisfaction in serving the needy

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service minded

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eradicate treatable blindness

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2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This is a very good eye foundation for the benefit of society and mankind. It dispels the darkness and brings light and hope into the lives of families. It motivates the future upcoming of other such non profit organisations.

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very helpful and willing to come forward to create awareness among the public, thereby promoting this organization.

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About once a year

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2009-4-01

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