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Formed in 1977 by Dr R.V.Ramani, Sankara Eye Foundation, India (A Unit of SRI KANCHI KAMAKOTI MEDICAL TRUST) is a social eye care enterprise with 45 years of presence, providing cost effective community eye health services to the underprivileged sections of the society in India. Today Sankara is a group of 12 hospitals with world class facilities & robust Infrastructure and catering to the rural & the urban population across 9 states of India. Sankara’s Community Outreach Model is a unique, replicable & sustainable model which has transformed over ten million lives since inception and continues to do so. “Gift of Vision” has been Sankara’s most remarkable vision restoration project reaching out to poor people and providing eye care at their doorsteps completely free of cost. Today Sankara is one of the largest community eye care service providers in India and the only organization treating 80 % of its beneficiaries complete free of cost and cross subsidizing the expenses with income generated from 20 % of paying beneficiaries. Effective financial planning, transformational partnership, innovative ideas & structured training process is all that Sankara has adopted to rationalize its vision restoration programs on a national scale.
Sankara Eye Foundation – World class eye care with a social impact