Our Projects

Since 1993, Vision Foundation of India has with great effort worked for the betterment of the underprivileged by treating them free of cost. The Foundation mainly aims at eradicating curable blindness; even from the deep rural parts of India. The Foundation’s endeavors and perseverance has gifted light to the lives of over 18 lakh individuals who now can continue to see and admire the beauty of this world. Some life-changing projects of the Foundation are:

1- Primary Rural Eye Care

This concept was to improve eye care for the rural population, mainly targeting individuals with cataract. The Foundation reaches out to rural parts making vision accessible to the remotest parts of the country. VFI has relentlessly been serving the rural areas in Manor and Shahpur districts covering many other villages in the surrounding areas and other districts too.

2- Project Bal Drishti

‘Vision’ is very critical to the overall development of a child and good vision gives proper inputs to the brain. Any interruption in the vision in the formative years not only impairs vision but also affects the brain and results in overall delay in development. Considering this, the Foundation conducts school screening camps at different municipal and private schools across India. Eye ailments are then medically treated by the Foundation.

3- Project Police Jyoti

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

4- In-House Eye Camps

Vision Foundation of India’s In-House eye camps are an effort to make eye care accessible for the underprivileged in the city of Mumbai. The In-House camps are held at Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Centre, Babulnath, under the aegis of the Vision Foundation of India. These camps are held for low income groups, especially slum dwellers.

5- Mobile Eye Clinics through Mobile Vans

Lack of medical facilities and proper infrastructure makes it difficult for people in remote villages to reach even a Rural Centre. Hence the Foundation has developed a unique outreach program, whereby our infrastructure and expertise is made available to such people at their doorsteps.

6- Navnit Shah Eye Bank

Navnit Shah Eye Bank is a not for profit initiative by VFI that is committed to the noble cause of eye donations since its inception in 2000. It mainly works for awareness of eye donation and collection of corneal tissues from donors.

7- Rashtriya Netra Yagna: Our Flagship Project

Rashtriya Netra Yagna is an enduring initiative of the Vision Foundation of India that has been in continuance since 2014. There are many charitable eye hospitals in India conducting camps and performing surgeries free of charge. Many of them are underutilized because of various reasons. Vision Foundation of India collaborates with them under the Rashtriya Netra Yagna scheme as per specific selection criteria and financially supports these organisations.

8- Mumbai Urban Slum Eye Care (MUSE)

For those living in slums, eye check-ups and treatment is unaffordable. Due to this, they tend to ignore even the most severe problems related to eye health. Considering this, Vision Foundation of India in association with Society of Promotion of Area Research Centre (SPARC) launched a unique project Mumbai Urban Slum Eyecare (MUSE). The project provides accessible and quality eyecare services to the marginalised population residing in the slums of Mumbai.

Transforming lives under Rashtriya Netra Yagna

  • In Phase I:
  • Period April 2015 to March 2020 the estimated numbers of beneficiaries 2,13,600 @ estimated cost of Rs. 40 crores
  • In Phase II:
  • Period April 2020 to March 2023 the estimated numbers of beneficiaries 3,68,600 @ estimated cost of Rs. 114 crores
  • In Phase III:
  • Period April 2023 to March 2026 the estimated numbers of beneficiaries 5,17,800 @ estimated cost of Rs. 218 crores

In the three phases above the total numbers of beneficiaries are estimated to be 11,00,000; over a million people and estimated project cost is Rs. 372 Crores.