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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An assocaite of the Foundation. They rendered invalauble help to eye hospitals in India by extending community hospitals in India. The impact on reduction in curable blindness will defenitely be felt in the next 5 years. A noble service by a dedicated team of volunteers in the bay area in US.

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worked with the volunteers frequently to collect funds for eradication curable blindness in India for long. Set up 4 new hospitals with their help

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I have been with this institution since 2 yrs providing professional service to children in treating eye diseases and education over eye problems. This is a very honest , transparent organisation in providing eye health services to poor.

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Bringing vision back by treating avoidable blindness is just equal to giving new life to them

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professional satisfaction and building up good human relationships

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very kind , honest, humble adnhelping in nature

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bring light in lives of millions

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i have been associated with this place for a very long time and i feel very comfortable working here because it provides me with ample opputunities to work for the poor.

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camps where i went to review patients..they were very satisfied.

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i have been associated with sankara for a very long time and i found it to be a very rewarding place when it comes to learning and treating patients.

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the camps where i met patients who underwent surgeries in our operating theatres.

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working with this hospital is one of a kind and i am thankful to Lord to help me be a part of the same

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i have got he best experience and i am really happy to help all the patients here

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being associated with sankara with the past 6 months,i have realised that it is a fantastic example of how an institute on such a large scale can serve people with such unselfishness and sincereity

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that it provides quality work on such a large scale ( approx 1000 patients are being operated per week with excellent vision post operatively)

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seh is a voluntary organisation witch is doing yomen service through sankara eye care institutions and perticularly s e h shivamogga

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camp services for poor and needy blind people

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their dedication

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very cordial

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chage the poor face of india

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2009-6-01

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I found that every staff member, starting from the Managing Trustee downwards, had one thing in common viz. to give to the community they live in, something they own. So much so, the firm I was working with for providing this consultancy, decided to waive off all charges for as long as their mutual association continues.

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literally open the 'EYES' of many of the rural communities spread acroos the length and breadth of India

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2007-4-01

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after working in sankara eye foundation for a long time, i feel this is the right place for a person to get his eyes evaluated and get operated on...its a place where you feel like working in a homely atmosphere and giving your best to the patients.

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the fact that we get to see a variety of cases which we are able to operate upon and provide better vision.

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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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good

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it is going well

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excelent

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nice

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yes

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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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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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