Blindness is largely a consequence of poverty. This condition can be devastating for families who are living on the edge of sustainability and is often the cause of it. People with visual impairment are more likely to remain or become economically challenged. This can often be resolved or reduced through a relatively simple operation or treatment. Mission For Vision has set out to make eye treatments widely available across poorer communities in India.
The origins of Mission for Vision was through the Tulsi Trust, an organisation established by Mr Mithumal Tulsi Chanrai in 1975, with the simple belief that eradicating avoidable blindness enhances productivity and leads to social and economic advancement.
Today, Mission for Vision partners 21 eye hospitals and centres across 14 states which have performed over 170,000 free eye surgeries annually. This journey has been extremely fulfilling with more than 1 million people receiving the gift of sight to date. Today, our dream has evolved to become one of the largest eye care partnerships in the world. We aim to partner with eye hospitals in every state of India, so we can do 500,000 free eye surgeries annually by 2020.
The Kewalram Chanrai Foundation partners with Mission for Vision to make eye treatments available across the underprivileged communities in India.