Logo
Need For Netra Kendra

Netra Kendra is:

  • Permanent establishment in the villages
  • Staffed by qualified/ trained optometrists & vision technicians
  • Set up with diagnostic equipment

Why Vision Centres

* 1 in every 100 Indians is turning blind

* 80% of blindness can be avoided if given timely treatment

But people in villages do not have access to basic eye care; often the nearest eye doctors or eye hospitals are 50 to 100 km away

Result is undertected & untreated eye diseases & growing blindness amongst villagers

 

Perspective:

  • 60 to 70% blindness is due to cataract & 20% due to refractive errors
  • 70% of low vision is due to uncorrected refrective errors
  • 25% of the people have some eye problem at any point

Vision Centre (Netra Kendra) - a solution

Vision Centre -

> a permanent primary eye care facility in a village

> eye care services provided, on the spot, to villagers, by trained optometrists/vision technicians

> Connected through tele-ophthalmology to base hospital in Delhi, making secondary & tertiary level eye care accessible to patients                                                                       (Click to see Tele-ophtahlmology in Action)

> Referral to satellite hospitals, if required

Caters to about 40,000 underserved needy villages... around the Vision Centre with comprehensive eye care service

 

Advantages:

Provides good quality free eye care to disadvantaged rural community

Beneficiaries pay only token registration fee of Rs 20 to 30. Check-up/screening & surgeries, if needed, done free of cost

Patients can buy spectacles, if needed, at reasonable prices

6205

people served in Netra Kendras

 

Charitable "doorstep eye care services" for the underserved & needy