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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

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.

Community Stories

117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sankara eye foundation is one of the renowned and well known eye care hospital in India. They provide excellent service and very good treatment to patients with advanced technology. The infrastructure of the hospital is good. The hospital is well maintained and hygienic.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful job by Sankara eye foundation which provides the help for the poor and needy people in India. I wish you keep doing the good work.

2 Ramesh

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Being in India, I see their service to the blind and they are making the Hospitals self sustaining. This non profit is the best help for the blind poor Indians.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been tracking Sankara Eye Foundation for quite sometime now because I first felt they were trying to imitate SankaraNethrayala and get some mileage out ot it. But I realised this was a highly motivated and dedicated team out to eradicate blindness all over India. I was there at their Bangalore Hospital inaguration and they have a concrete plan to open new hospitals almost every six months and make it self sustaining in a few years and at the same time serving the poorest of the poor with international quality eye care.Hats off to the team.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best non-profits organization I have experienced. I (unfortunately due to time constraint) cannot volunteer with them but I do attend many of their events (fund raising). What I like about this organization is the low overhead. Most of my $$ goes to the right cause. This is possible with dedicated force of volunteers. The cause is very noble. "Eye sight" being very much integral part of a life and that is what they attempt to restore.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best non profit foundation which has been very successful and it opens eyes to all the people. It was started for some good attention.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PROMPT AND CURTIOUS SERVICE. WHEN YOU VISIT THE HOSPITAL FOR REVIEW RECORDS AND TREATMENT GIVEN FASTER. THIS BUILDS CONFIDENCE IN THEIR TREATMENT FOR YOU ARE TREATED MORE AS HUMANBEING.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have find out your eye foundation is very good environmental with infrastructure and extreme of your service to poor people.

9 MRK

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

beauty they say is in the eye of the beholder. What is beautiful to an ordinary sighted person presents an entirely different perspective to the sightless or to the person with otptical aberrations arising out of any physical anomaly or happenstance . I have heard of very encouraging and exciting reports about the yeoman services rendered by this organisation to the cause of the sightless and the blind specially in INDIA and wish the organisatin god speed in its noble pursuits M R Krishnan

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't know this organisation personally but by seeing the kind of support they are able to gather from such a diverse population, I am convinced they are doing an amazing job.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sankara Eye Foundation helps the poor peoples to recover from the eye problem. It provide free operation and aids to eye patients.