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: 4 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I am Sandhya Ashwini Kumar I belong to a Charitable Organisation called the Ladies Circle India and have been involved with Sankara Eye Care Hospital in Bangalore in their Project "Nanna Kannu" .Our Project Vision has been made successful because of this.They have helped us get eye care in the true sense across to the economically backward community by conducting free eye camps in the schools associated with us and funded by us.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Free Eye Camps for children

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The sensitivity and care given to the children

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very helpful, sensitive, warm and well equipped

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help lot of people get the right kind of eye care especially in children and young adults

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The delivery of spectacles was done on time

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

the doctors are good and a very kind service is renderd.the check up was also fine and good.more effective and technically well equiped

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

to serve more people freely.

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One time

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2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

i had a very nice experience with sankara eye foundation, they are very good in hospitality good service and very excellent in service

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

regular eye checkup and eye surgery

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

nice experience,good accommodation.. good hospitality.. easy transportation... good service for elderly people as well as for all...clear report and certificate if needed....service minded doctors.......these are all my wonderful experience

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good and nice

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easy access through phone

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Sankara eye foundation appears to be committed towards forseeing a world without any blind or people with differently abled vision.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mass Eye check-up camps

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Personal care by individual doctors and their supporting staff members

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

cordial.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open many outlets in rural areas.

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had an opportunity to work with the members of the Foundation.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

willingness of the people to accept the problems in their eyes.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I went for 2 times eye test. Their service is excellent. Further I am getting each check up improvement of my vision.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Polite and much service oriented

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About every six months

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2008-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Very good hospital and good socoial services i was very much immpressed with the social services and service to the country

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

service tot he country

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

doctors and non medical professionals

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve more people with lots of care

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

GOOD HOSPITAL. CARING FOR PATIENTS. HAVING ALL THE FACILITIES. VERY FAST RESPONSE FROM ENROLLING THE NAME TO ATTENDING THE PATIENT BY THE CONCERNED DOCTOR

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Attending a patient (my wife)

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Caring by everyone who works there.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very polite and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do wonders

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have first visited hospital when they provide free check up for students.Its the great effort. I remember many of my friends first identified their eye defect that time only. They also provide free service and conduct many camps throughout the year.They also perform surgery at low of cost. The hospital provide ample environment and awsome hospitality that makes us forget that we are in a hospital.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were exceptional. Go and get a feel about real volunteering and find that only cheerful staff can make difference.

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One time

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2007-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

their service is outstnding.expecting no returns,they are doing a commendable service.the counselling offered is also very usefull.to conclude they are offering selfless service to the society

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the staff and volunteers move with us in a plesant manner.they always welcome us with a smiling face and ready to help us at any time.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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