Eye Camps

According to World Health Organisation, 80% of visual impairment can be prevented. Globally, the principal causes of visual impairment are uncorrected refractive errors (43%) and cataracts (33%). As a prevention initiative, we conduct eye camps for children and adults at frequent intervals.

Eye camp at Little Drops

As a prevention of disability initiative,we have been conducting EYE SCREENING CAMPS every year since 2006, doing free cataract surgery and giving free spectacles too.

Eye screening helps in identifying cataract which is one of the common reasons for loss of vision.Other than that camps also helps in knowing any other problem that could affect vision. Vision power is checked and appropriate spectacles are prescribed.Sankara Nethralaya do regular eye screening camps and they also do free cataract surgery for the affected. Spectacles are provided at much cheaper rate.
This year sukriti conducted eye screening camp at Little Drops, an old age home for destitute elderly people. It is a two decade old organisation serving the homeless elderly people with four branches in Tamil Nadu ( three in and around Chennai- Paraniputhur, Somangalam and Sriperumbudur, one in Dharmapuri district).

The Eye Sreening Camp at Little Drops was held on 23/8/2011 and 24/8/2011.
On 23rd it was held at Little Drops Paraniputhur branch where we screened nearly 60 elderly people both men and women. On 24th it was held at Somangalam branch where around 60 elderly men and women were screened.

In somangalam branch we came across one elderly lady who enquired about us when she will get spectacle in English and when replied in Tamil she went on to say that “ when I speak in English you should reply back in English” and in another instance one elderly claimed that she was a dancer, got married at the age of 14 and even now at the age of 90 she can still dance. These are some lighter moment otherwise we felt sad looking at them and the reality of life. Those elderly people had nothing but sadness and disappointment in 

 their face.

It was found that no one could go through cataract surgery due to age factor. But 33 people were in need of new spectacles and these will be delivered shortly

             Eye screening camp at Little Drops


Eye Screening Camp

Eye screening camp was conducted on 20.9.2009 at K K Nagar. 70 persons were screened and 10 were referred for surgery.24 spectacles will be distributed shortly.

300 screened at Thondiarpet eye camp

An eye camp was conducted on 26/4/2008 at Tondiarpet along with Utra Helping Orgnisation. 300 persons were screened and 30 persons were referred for surgery at Agarwal Eye Hospital.


                                                                           Eye Camp at Thondiarpet

Eye Camp at Thondiarpet

Start: 26 Apr 2008 - 10:30am

End: 26 Apr 2008 - 1:30pm

A free eye camp has been arranged on Saturday, 26.4.2008 bewtween 10.30 am and 1.30pm at Thondiarpet. A team of doctors from Agarwal Eye Hospital will screen the patients. Those diagnosed with cataract will be operated upon the very next day.This camp is being jointly organised with Utra Helping Organisation


95 screened at KK Nagar eye camp

On March 22, 2008, Sukriti held its third eye camp at K K Nagar, Chennai. The eye camp was organised in partnership with Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital. During the half-day eye camp, 95 people were screened and 12 were referred for surgery.

100 screened at Red Hills eye camp

On January 27, 2008, Sukriti held an eye camp at Red Hills. The event was organised in partnership with Udhi Eye Hospital, Chennai. One hundred (100) people were screened and 11 were referred for surgery. 22 people were given free spectacles.


          Checkup at Red Hills                                                                                        Testing with a chart



           Red Hills eye camp in progress                                                      Distribution of glasses after eye camp


109 screened at Mappedu eye camp

Sukriti Social Foundation conducted an eye camp at Mappedu Village in Thiruvallur District (50 kms from Chennai) on the 14th of February 2007. 109 persons were screened and free cataract surgeries were performed for 12 persons. The camp was conducted along with the NSS students of Mar Gregorios College, Chennai. Surgeries were performed at Udhi Eye Hospital, Chennai.