The pressing need for eye health services in the impoverished desert region of Rajasthan, India, was brought to light in a survey conducted by one of Sightsavers’ local partners in North India, Urmul Seemant Samity. The survey’s objective was to identify all individuals with disabilities in Bikaner, one of the ...Read More
Our main goal is to address preventable blindness by partnering with committed eye hospitals in both India and East Africa.
Each year, we collaborate with diligent institutions to actively pursue and achieve our objectives.
Eradicating Curable Blindness
Restoring sight is a cost-effective way to break the cycle of poverty, with profound human, social, and economic benefits.
Our mission is to eliminate curable blindness in India and Kenya by establishing dedicated eye hospitals that offer affordable, accessible, and sustainable eye care services. This initiative aims to provide education, employment, and independence, reducing inequality and improving lives.
East Africa Eye Projects
In East Africa, nearly a quarter of a million people are affected by blindness, with 43% of cases due to cataracts—a treatable condition. As of 2021, 224,000 individuals are blind, and 750,000 have visual impairment. Most of this blindness is avoidable, and efforts are underway to coordinate cataract surgeries in three eye hospitals to restore sight to those who don’t have to be blind.
Vision Centers and Telemedicine
Vision centers, staffed by ophthalmic assistants and supported by telemedicine, provide vital eye care services in rural areas. They encourage early treatment, preventing needless visual impairment and helping people return to work.
Our telemedicine app tackles challenges faced by rural eye hospitals in Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Overcrowded facilities lead to long wait times and financial strain for patients. Our solution connects expert volunteers with local eye care teams, providing live doctor consultations through the app. This initiative aims to reduce waiting times, improve access to eye care, and alleviate the burdens of travel and lost income for patients.
Smart Glasses for Visually Impaired
With the progression of technology, the promise of enhancing the quality of life for individuals with visual impairments is now becoming a tangible reality.
A notable area that has witnessed substantial advancement in recent times involves the creation of smart glasses. These smart glasses can assess the surroundings and delivering immediate auditory guidance to the wearer.
This guidance may encompass descriptions of nearby objects or the vocalization of written text, thus opening new horizons of accessibility and independence.
Impact of Eye Care Projects Supported by Joy of Helping
CASE STUDYSITA TERSING GARASIYACATARACT SURGERY Sita Tersing Garasiya, a sixteen-year-old girl, from Gamaniya village, Banswada district, Rajasthan state, is the focus of this case study. Gamaniya is situated fifty kilometers away from Dahod. Sita, unmarried and engaged in household work, hails from a financially struggling family. Tersingbhai, her father, is ...Read More
CASE STUDYISHWAR DAMORCATARACT SURGERY Ishwar was an eight-year-old boy from Nagalal Damor in Jolana village, Banswada district, Rajasthan State. Jolana is a small village situated 60 km away from Dahod, with a total population of approximately 3000-4000. The primary source of income in the village is agriculture. Nagalal, Ishwar’s father, ...Read More
Joy of Helping collaborates with the Sankara Eye Foundation in the USA to provide funding for free bilateral surgeries across three states in India. Kalyanam Karoti, Mathura (KKM) is a charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of disabled and marginalized communities in India. This is achieved through affordable and ...Read More
Pediatric Eye Operation – Vision Assistant Students: Divyajyoti Trust operates eye hospital in rural tribal area of Surat , performing 12,000+ surgeries yearly with 70-80% free care. There are almost 10 different clinical trials going on now. The training center caters to the training needs of all cadres of eye ...Read More