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World sight day celebrations by Elite School of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya in association with ORBIS India

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment, and is held on the second Thursday in October each year. This year it has fallen on the Thursday 13th October.
As the day began this year, hundreds of eye care professionals across the country stood up [...]

Sankara Nethralaya’s passion for service is now a proud record on the ‘Limca Book of Records’

The Elite School of Optometry is the teaching and training arm of Sankara Nethralaya offering basic to advanced courses in optometry in collaboration with the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. It is rated as among the best optometry schools in the world and also engages in collaborative research and knowledge dissemination with some [...]

Sankara Nethralaya Promulgates Its Mission on World Sight Day

In its indomitable spirit both in word and action, Sankara Nethralaya commemorated “World Sight day” jointly with “Scope International” on Thursday, the 10th October 2013 at the Standard Chartered Bank – Scope International premises, to draw global attention on awareness of blindness and vision debilitation.
Emphasizing the objective of understanding blindness and vision impairment as a [...]

We need cost-effective, wide-reaching innovations: Dr. SS Badrinath

An, ophthalmologist for nearly four decades, Dr. SS Badrinath has been a constant figure in the dramatic evolution of the speciality in India over the years. In an interview with Ramya Kannan, Special Correspondent, The Hindu on World Sight Day (October 14), Dr. Badrinath says that key to his practice, and the philosophy of his [...]

Over 12,000 school children undergo vision screening

Out of the 45 million blind in the world, around 15 million live in India. According to the WHO, about 85% of all visual impairment is avoidable globally.
Every year Sankara Nethralaya undertakes activities to spread awareness among the public on the importance of eye care. To commemorate World Sight Day on October 14, 2010, Sankara [...]