GARNETT MEMORIAL EYE HOSPITAL METTUPALAYAM, TAMIL NADU STATE

Our partnership with Garnet Memorial Eye Hospital ended in 2012. By strongly influencing the eye health-seeking behaviour in these communities, the program significantly contributed to the prevention of avoidable blindness in this region. Integrating primary eye care into primary health services also means that the community has a long-term model for controlling avoidable blindness. The Hospital-Based Community Eye Health Program gave more people access to quality eye care and helped develop a system that will be available to the community for years to come.