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Sankara Eye Foundation USA

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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

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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

12

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

facilities available for eye check-up and surgery are world class. also they provide free check-ups and surgery for the poor.

11

Client Served

Rating: 5

I very wonderful experience with sankara eye foundation. very wonderful service and care to wsrds the humanity. i like the service very much

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

i went there as a patient and was treated really well with utmost care.i was very satisfied by seeing the meticulous care they take.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

the care and professionalism exhibited at Sankara eye hospital is remarkable. Especially i had a experience when few of my colleagues got their parents treated for cataract . The dedication and thorough detailing has helped us to understand the importance of post operation care.Also i have noticed the large number of people who belong to weaker section of society getting treated daily totally free of cost.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My friend met with an accident, and one of his eyes was suffered from an irreparable injury. Thanks to SEF, he could see again.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Iam working in a Bank as Manager. My experience with SEF is very good. They are doing a yeomen service to the society. All of my relatives are benefited by their hospitality and care . They are doing service to the humanity without expecting a reward. VENKATAKRISHNAN .T.S.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had a wonderful experience with SEF, they cater to the needs of both the rural and the urban, their support initiative towards the rural sect is quiet commendable. They operate with great efficiency. They strive towards making vision 2020 a success.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came in touch with the sankara eye foundation through a fair for independence day celebrations. I had been trying to get cataract eye surgery done for my uncle in India. He has parkinson's, cataract in both eyes and bed ridden for over 2 years. Finding someone in India who can get it done - even with financial support is not easy. The aunt runs a telephone booth and their 14 year old daughter is too young to take dad to hospital. Long story short - I asked Sankara Institute for help (Dr Kaushik Murali & Mr. Chandra Mohan) - they asked me to only provide the Name and address of the person. Luckily my sister was in India for a visit - I told her to take my uncle to the Institute. In 1 day she contacted the institute, the same day operation was done.Dr. Kaushik was extremely flexible and accomodating. No payment was asked !!!!. My uncle can see now. The family and I am very thankful. I plan to be a lifelong donor the institute. This organisation has heart and talent. It has reinforced my belief in the goodness of human nature. There actually are people who do good for goodness sake. This institute deserves recognition and support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good

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Client Served

Rating: 4

SANKARA EYE FOUNDATION IS DOING A GREAT JOB. They are professional, service oriented and a great team to work with.