In 1998 Guildford
Rotarian Dr Sam Das, set up the ‘Guildford Eye Project’ which centred on curing
blindness in India. Through his own efforts and those of Rotary Clubs Rotary Eye Hospitals in India were set up
around Calcutta mainly to remove cataracts and restore sight free to those who
cannot afford to pay.
Such was the success of the project, it was deemed that the format should be made available to the developing world in general. Because of this the ‘Guildford Eye Project’, a registered Charity , now operates under the name of ‘Global Sight Solutions®’ ( https://www.globalsightsolutions.org/) and now falls into one of the seven ‘Rotary Foundation’ areas of focus. It is a 100% Rotary Charity.
The first new dedicated eye Hospital funded through Rotary, the ‘Rotary Hooghly Eye Hospital’ was completed in 2014
Global Sight Solutions® strives to make blindness history. It focuses on encouraging the setting up of Specialist Eye Hospitals in areas of need. It provides medical and other equipment, including Eye Buses to transport patients to the clinics and carrying out eyecare particularly Cataract operations.
Because all administration is carried out by Rotarian volunteers (Clinical and medical staff are paid), a complete cataract operation service can be provided in India, Africa and other parts of the developing world for just £15!
Incredibly, Contributions by the host Rotary Club and grants from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International drive down the cost of provision to an *unbelievable £5* in UK.
is Global Sight Solutions®' proud
boast therefore that for a donation of just £15 we can solve critical sight
problems and often enable the blind to see again!
recent initiative by the Rotary Club of Jamshedpur has produced a Satellite Eye
Screening Clinic. Click of the image to download the full details.
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