School Screening Project
About the Project
This is Eyemantra.org largest and most ambitious project to date. Launched in September 2018, it will conclude in December 2020. It aims at screening the entire population in Doddaballapur taluka of Bangalore Rural district. It will provide screening for refractive errors, free customized corrective glasses, and comprehensive eye exams for those with more complex vision correction requirements. The program will encompass 290 villages and 33 urban wards to reach more than 3 lakh people. Eyemantra.org is conducting the program in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Karnataka. It will be implemented with the support of Prerana Trust and Drishti Eye Hospital..
Sept 2018 – Dec 2020
People to be screened:
Eyeglasses to be given:
The partners Prerana Trust, a non-for-profit organization and Drishti Eye Hospital, a social impact organization, will help implement the program. A specialized team of trained personnel will conduct door to door visits of every household in the 290 villages and 33 urban wards in Doddaballapur Taluk. People with complex vision correction needs, who can’t be equipped on the spot, will be referred to a mobile eye camp in the closest ward for a comprehensive eye exam carried out by staff from Drishti Eye Hospital.
- Eradicate uncorrected poor vision in Doddaballapura Taluk
- Through this ambitious project, Essilor Vision Foundation aims to provide all residents of Doddaballapura Taluk with an opportunity to get their eyes screened for refractive errors and to be equipped with a free pair of spectacles if needed.
- The objective is to reach the 325,000 people of the Doddaballapur Taluk region within 21-24 months. A specialized team of trained personnel will conduct door to door visits of every household in the 290 villages and 33 urban wards in Doddaballapur Taluk. People with complex vision correction needs, who can’t be equipped on the spot, will be referred to a mobile eye camp in the closest village/ward for a comprehensive eye exam.