Activities

  • In House Eye Camps

    In-house camps are held at Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Centre, under the banner of Vision Foundation of India. These camps are held to cater to the need of low income groups of people, especially slum dwellers.

  • Mobile Van Camps

    Lack of medical facilities and proper infrastructure makes it difficult for people in remote villages to reach even a Rural Eye Care Center. Hence VFI has developed unique outreach program, whereby our infrastructure and expertise in eye care is made available to these people at their doorsteps. VFI provides outreach facilities through mobile medical eye clinic with diagnostic equipments.

    Navnit Shah Mobile Eye Clinic for community outreach programs was inaugurated after the spiritual ceremony at Jain Temple, Walkeshwar on 6th June 2004. It was formally inaugurated by Late Shri Navnitbhai Shah and Late Justice Shri Y.V. Chandrachud in the presence of many other eminent dignitaries at Y. B. Chavan auditorium on the same day.

    Revaben Tarachand Shah Mobile Clinic for community outreach programs was inaugurated on 15th April, 2012. It was formally inaugurated by Milind Deora (chief guest) and Shri Javed Ahmed (guest of honour) in the presence of many other eminent dignitaries at Status, Nariman Point.

  • Rural Eyecare Centre

    Under the banner of VFI we are honoured to run 2 primary eye care centres successfully in Manor and Shahpur Villages of Thane district to take our vision of serving the under privileged rural masses a step ahead.

    Primary Rural Eye Care Centre Manor

    This centre started in Nov 2008 in association with Sumangal Medical Trust. Medical team from VFI visit once in a month and conduct Ophthalmic OPD. We do select about 25-30 cataract patients every month from these OPD and bring these patients to Mumbai for Operation. So far through this arrangement.

    Primary Rural Eye Care Centre Shahpur

    This centre started in 2008 in association with Adiwasi Unnati Mangal (AUM) at Tanki Pathar Village of Shahpur Taluka of Thane Dist. We conduct OPD here once in a month and patients are brought to us by AUM volunteers for surgery.

    The concept of primary eye care was to improve eye care for rural population mainly targeting cataract. Now we have taken the initiative to include other eye care ailments like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, etc which goes undiagnosed and untreated adding to other causes of blindness.

  • Bal Drishti

    Prevalence of Childhood blindness in India 0.83 % out of total population (Based on WHO Sub regional survey 2002). 80 % of child blindness is preventable either through providing spectacle or appropriate treatment 10 % can be cured by surgery.

    Vision Foundation of India organizes school screening camps at different municipal and private schools in Mumbai city. We also provide free eye glasses to needy school children. Children having eye problem other then refractive error are advised to follow up with our pediatric ophthalmologist.

  • Police Jyoti

    Launched in 2005 by then CP Mr. A.N. Roy for the benefit of Mumbai Police, we organize camps at base hospital and/ or at various police stations. A special OPD session for the serving Police and their family is available at base hospital. Police personal are operated free of cost and their family members are treated at a highly subsidized rates.

  • Low Vision Aids

    We started the Low Vision Aids services on 7th January 2007.

    This department provides specialized skills to people with very low vision. We have installed four sophisticated software programs (JAWS, Magic, Open Book and Prisma) to help patients with low vision.

    These computer systems help them to carry out activities like reading and writing independently

    Any person with Low vision can walk into the centre to understand how the computer can enhance their working skill. Here they can practice on the system and understand these devices better making them more confident in reading and writing.

  • Awareness Lectures

    Navnit Shah Eye Bank:

    Navnit Shah Eye Bank started functioning at Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Centre in year 2000.

    There is tremendous need for corneas, and the availability can be met only be increasing the levels of awareness among masses about the importance of eye donation. VFI educates people about the myth surrounding eye donation and motivates then to donate eyes. Regular lectures are also conducted different places such as housing colonies, corporate houses, clubs, and the like, on awareness of eye disorders and cornea donation.