SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION USA

Rating: 4.9 stars   737 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

this foundation is really good. they treat patients in a good manner and they provide good treatment to the patients and there are more facilities and more equipmants. this hospital is very clean.

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SEF, USA is a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit organization and all donations are tax exempt in the USA. We initiate and drive community eye care activities in India by working with eye care organisations such as Sankara Eye Care Institutions, which runs the Sankara Eye Hospital in Coimbatore. The majority of our fundraising effort is achieved through fundraising events, booths in major events, advertising and working with major donors. Through these fundraising efforts, SEF, USA has played a significant role in increasing the number of free surgeries eight fold to its current projected annual rate of about 70,000. • Open an Eye a Month ($30 per month) • Other specialized programs such as corneal transplants. Funds collected under specific programs are sent in its entirety to India. In addition, SEF, USA provides extensive feedback to its donors – on how the money is used. This feedback has led to a large number of repeat donors.

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2009-10-01

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I am a volunteer for Sankara Eye Foundation and I have contributed my time to several of their fundraisers. From top to bottom, I have witnessed remarkable commitment and tireless dedication towards the goal of eradicating curable blindness in India. The only goal for this foundation is following this vision, and I have seen every single volunteer, including the President of the US chapter, determinedly commit themselves to seeing this vision through to reality.

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Kind, courteous, and utterly dedicated. The vision of the founder is definitely imbued in each and every one of them.

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About every month

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2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

i had a very valuable experience...it changed my life...i was able to understand the importance of my eye and how to take care of it...u have inspired me 2 help people...thank you for your valuable services.....

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they were very helpful...

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5 people found this review helpful

i would like to know what is meant by great non profits. tell me what are the services can be done by sankara eye foundation USA

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not aware of this profit

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4 people found this review helpful

i had visited the hospital and got treated well.......the behaviour of staffs was excellent.......doctors are very good and well qualified.....

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if it has so much of fund it could help many poor people to get good treatment so that blindness can be avoided to the maximum extent......

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2009-4-01

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5 people found this review helpful

very good. everybody there, care for us in a very good way... all latest equipments are there which is helpful for the patients. all the best for the eye foundation..

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very carring, loving, motivating.

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the eye foundation is located in my home town so that everybody will be benifited..

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2009-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Recently i went to the hospital for my mothers treatment and found the service provided by them is extremely good with their state of the art facilities.

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service minded and people friendly

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i got there earlier

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2009-9-01

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4 people found this review helpful

this give me a lot of details about our health . this provide a facility of eye donate foundation in our country

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were kindly to the patients.

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2009-6-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I had gone to shankara for many times and i am satisfied with the service that you had provided. They have provide a good care.

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eye treatment, that they have given a good result

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service provided by them.

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About every month

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2009-9-01

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