Past Projects

Africa

MALAWI BLINDNESS PREVENTION CATARACT SURGERY PROGRAM LOWER SHIRE, CHIKWAWA DISTRICT, MALAWI

Affiliated with Lions Sight First Eye Hospital and Blantyre Eye Hospital, the Cataract Surgery Program in the small African nation of Malawi began...

NYERI DISTRICT HOSPITAL NYERI ZONE, KENYA

Located in the Rift Valley region of central Kenya, Nyeri District Hospital provides outreach services to the Central Province and Laikipia District. In...

LIBERIA EYE CARE PROGRAM LIBERIA

We were introduced to the eye health issues in Liberia by Rev. Dr. Fred Bullen, then an honorary director of Operation Eyesight and...

KANOMBE MILITARY HOSPITAL EASTERN PROVINCE, RWANDA

Rwanda has made progress in establishing eye care over recent years. We were proud to work with champions of eye care like Dr....

MUKINGE MISSION HOSPITAL NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCE, ZAMBIA

The lack of primary eye care workers and professionals is the main impediment to eye health in Zambia’s North-Western Province. It’s the country’s...

Southeast Asia

BATZOLD MEMORIAL CENTRE FOR SIGHT KANDY, SRI LANKA

This program is the result of diligent work by Dr. C.R. Seimon, past chairman of the Sri Lanka Eye Foundation. In the late...

CHANDRAGHONA CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH

Operation Eyesight started working with this general health facility in 1974. At that time, the hospital’s main focus was the treatment of leprosy,...

KHULNA BNSB EYE HOSPITAL KHULNA, BANGLADESH

In 1978, when Operation Eyesight began working in Khulna, an estimated 17 million people in southwestern Bangladesh had no access to eye care....

LIONS CHARITABLE EYE HOSPITAL CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH

The Chittagong Lions Club is the world’s oldest Lions Foundation, formed even before the Lions Club International Foundation. One of its many humanitarian...

LIONS CLUB OF KATHMANDU KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Since the 1970s, Dr. Yanta Mani Pradhan has organized a considerable number of surgical eye camps in the remote areas of the Nepal...

RAJSHAHI LIONS EYE HOSPITAL RAJSHAHI, BANGLADESH

Founded in 1989 as an eye hospital and outreach program to serve Rajshahi’s poor and rural population, by 1993 the program had grown...

THE SCHOOL OF OPHTHALMIC TECHNOLOGY COLUMBO, SRI LANKA

The School of Ophthalmic Technology was established to challenge the shortage of ophthalmic paramedics in Sri Lanka through creating a group called ophthalmic...

THE SEVA SERVICE SOCIETY LUMBINI ZONE, NEPAL

The international SEVA Service Society developed an outreach program for eye care in the Lumbini Zone of Nepal. Clinics were set up in...

TILGANA AND GRAMEEN KALYAN EYE HEALTH PROJECT TANGAIL, BANGLADESH

One of the most heavily populated and underdeveloped nations in the world, Bangladesh faces significant societal challenges, including a significant number of blind...

ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND CHILDREN DHAKA, BANGLADESH

During the late 1970s, a growing problem with bureaucratic red tape was making it difficult for children in Bangladesh to receive medical attention....

ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND CHILDREN DHAKA, BANGLADESH

During the late 1970s, a growing problem with bureaucratic red tape was making it difficult for children in Bangladesh to receive medical attention....

India

BHOSLE GOPAL RAO PATEL EYE CENTRE, L V PRASAD EYE INSTITUTE ADILABAD ANDHRA PRADESH

Adilabad, the northern-most district of India’s recently-formed state of Telangana, has always been known for its poor socio-economic development and lack of basic...

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...

KANHIRAPUZHA EYE UNIT AT ASSUMPTION HOSPITAL PALAKKAD DISTRICT, KERALA STATE

A department of the Assumption Hospital, the Assumption Eye Unit is a secondary care centre located in Kanhirapuzha village in the interior of...

MAYA DASS SHIV DASS ROTARY EYE HOSPITAL KULLU, HIMACHAL PRADESH STATE

As a small hospital catering to a large and widely-dispersed population, Maya Dass Shiv Dass Rotary Eye Hospital is making the transition from...

RASOOLPURA URBAN SLUM PROJECT HYDERABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH STATE

In 2006, Operation Eyesight began a community development program in India’s sixth largest city, Hyderabad. About 2.8 million people – more than half...

SEEING IS BELIEVING URBAN SLUM PROJECTS FATEHNAGAR SLUM, HYDERABAD AND SHAHABAD DAIRY SLUM, NEW DELHI

Since 2008, Seeing is Believing has generously supported Hyderabad’s Fatehnagar and New Delhi’s Shahabad Dairy urban slum projects. They both offer comprehensive eye...

ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL KOTHAMANGALAM, KERALA STATE

We worked with St. Joseph’s to deliver a Hospital-Based Community Eye Health project to the approximately 60,000 people of Kuttampuzha Panchayat. It’s a...

ARPANA RESEARCH AND CHARITIES TRUST MADHUBAN, HARYANA STATE

The Arpana Research and Charities Trust is involved in many development projects in the state of Haryana. It has also established several health...

BANGALORE EYE HOSPITAL BANGALORE, KARNATAKA STATE

In 1986, the Bangalore West Lions Club began to organize a small eye care centre and outreach program to serve the citizens of...

BHUBANESWAR, L V PRASAD EYE INSTITUTE BUBANESWAR, ODISHA STATE

A tertiary-level hospital, this L V Prasad facility is a fully equipped, modern eye health centre. It offers training for eye care professionals,...

GANDHI EYE HOSPITAL TRUST ALIGARH, UTTAR PRADESH STATE

Located south of New Delhi, the Gandhi Eye Hospital is India’s second largest eye hospital. Founded in 1928 by the late Dr. Mohan...

GUJARAT BLIND RELIEF AND HEALTH ASSOCIATION GUJARAT, KHEDA DISTRICT

Inspired by the late Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. R.R. Doshi set about creating an eye care program to serve the poor and needy in...

INDORE EYE HOSPITAL INDORE, MADHYA PRADESH STATE

Madhya Pradesh’s largest city, Indore, has a population of some 1.5 million people. Indore Eye Hospital, which became an Operation Eyesight partner in...

JAIPUR/CALGARY CHARITABLE HOSPITAL JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN STATE

The Jaipur/Calgary Charitable Eye Hospital grew naturally out of the relationship between Operation Eyesight and the World City Society. For several years, various...

KABLIJI MEDICAL CENTRE NEW DELHI

In 1977, Dr. Patwant Singh approached Operation Eyesight, seeking funding to add an eye care unit to his medical facility in memory of...

KAMESHWARI PRIYA POOR HOMES BIHAR STATE

Originally an orphanage located in the old palace of the Maharani of Darbhanga, in 1989 we helped establish an expanded eye hospital in...

KASTURBA KUSHTA NIVARAN NILAYAM SOUTH ARCOT DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU STATE

The Kasturba Kushta Nivaran Nilayam organization has its roots in India’s struggle for independence. At the time, one of the most serious issues...

LIONS CLUB OF SHREERAMNAGAR EYE HOSPITAL GARIVIDI VILLAGE, ANDHRA PRADESH STATE

Created to provide year-round eye care in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the Lions Eye Hospital was supported by Ferro Alloys Corporation Ltd....

LOK KALYAN SAMITI NEW DELHI

Every wonderful journey begins with one tiny step. Such is the case of the Lok Kalyan Samiti organization, which was formed in 1952...

MGM MIKI MEMORIAL TRUST EYE INSTITUTE RAIPUR, CHHATTISGARH STATE

When we began working with Miki Memorial Trust, there were no high-level eye health services for the more than 500,000 people who live...

PALAMPUR ROTARY EYE FOUNDATION KANGRA DISTRICT, HIMACHUL PRADESH STATE

Located in a tribal area where some 60 percent of the population depends on farming, the Palampur Rotary Eye Foundation is a referral...

RAJAN MEMORIAL EYE HOSPITAL AND OPHTHALMIC INSTITUTE TRUST JALANDHAR CITY, PUNJAB STATE

In 1977, the Rajan Memorial Eye Hospital was founded by the Trust in memory of Rajan, the 18-year-old son of Dr. B.K. Nayyar,...

ROTARY SUNDAR LAL EYE HOSPITAL CHANDAUSI, UTTAR PRADESH STATE

The only hospital within 100 km of Chandausi, the local Rotary Club established Sundar Lal in 1985, and is still active in managing...

SETH RATAN CHAND KANHAIYA LAL RANKA PANA-PARTY TRUST JAITARAN, PALI DISTRICT, RAJASTHAN STATE

Formed by the Rotary Club of Jaitaran, the Trust allowed for the establishment of a hospital at a strategic location in a small...

SHREE BHAIRAV NETRA YAGNA SAMITI PALI DISTRICT, RAJASTHAN STATE

The Shree Bhairav Netra Yagna Samiti is the creation of one devoted individual. In the mid-1970s, the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind...

SUNDRANI CHARITABLE EYE HOSPITAL SAMITI AGRA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE

Three separate facilities have been constructed in Agra in order to provide preventive and curative eye care for the city and surrounding area:...

TANG AREA DANG DISTRICT DANG DISTRICT, GUJARAT STATE

In conjunction with the Child Eye Care Charitable Trust, Operation Eyesight began working in the tribal Dang District in 2008. The program eventually...

URBAN SLUM ZAKHEERA NEW DELHI

India’s capital of New Delhi has the fourth largest urban population in the world. Because of fast growth, shortages of medical care and...

UNIVERSAL INSTITUTE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY KASTURBA MEDICAL COLLEGE MANIPAL, KARNATAKA STATE

A private institution with a reputation for excellence, Kasturba Medical College was founded by the late Dr. T.M.A. Pai, who established over 40...

UNIVERSAL INSTITUTE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY MANGALORE CAMPUS MANIPAL, KARNATAKA STATE

After the success of an ophthalmic training program in Katsurba Medical College, the program was expanded in 1988. An unfinished hotel was purchased...

VISION WELFARE SOCIETY KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL STATE

When Operation Eyesight became partners with the Vision Welfare Society, it was the only eye care service for some 15 million people in...

WEBSTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GUDALUR, TAMIL NADU STATE

Owned by the Emmanuel Blind Relief Society, Webster Memorial Hospital is a secondary eye care centre that became an Operation Eyesight partner in...

Other Projects

CLUB DE LEONES PUYEHUE OSORONO, CHILE

In 1989, Operation Eyesight was approached with a request to help fund school screening programs for Chile’s Club de Leones Puyehue. The Club...

FUDEM SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

Founded by Salvadorian business women, FUDEM provides visual care to low income people, focusing in the east and west of the country, as...

L’INSTITUT D’OPHTHALMOLOGIE LES CAYES, HAITI

Les Cayes is a major city in the south-western peninsula of the Caribbean Island of Haiti. The hospital was a “dream come true”...

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY LIMA, PERU

Originally a program focused on creating a grassroots eye health care system that would train local “sanitarios” to identify and treat simple eye...

ST. JOHN OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL JERUSALEM

While originally located in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem, St. John Ophthalmic Hospital has been relocated four times due to...