39
Functional Vision Centres
193,657
Total No. of Outpatients

The primary goal of the Vision Centre is to deliver preventive and primary Eye Care services for the rural denizens. It serves as a vital link between a beneficiary and an eye care institution. It creates an eye care delivery channel that provides preventive, curative and promotive eye care services in a sustainable way closer to the community’s home.

 

THE VISION CENTRE

a. Provide specialized, technologically advanced and affordable eye care services in remote areas,
where specialist doctors may not be easily accessible.

b. Create awareness and sensitization about Eye Care among the rural citizens.

MANPOWER AND EQUIPMENT

We have a team of 2 members each: i) Trained Vision Technician and ii) Trained Counselor. Both are recruited from the local community and thoroughly trained at the base hospital in Coimbatore.

Our vision centres are equipped with:

1. Remidio (a portable non-invasive & non mydriatic device) that detects anterior and posterior
segment conditions

2. A smart phone is attached to the device for taking high resolution photo, sending it through 3G
connection to be finally received by the base hospital’s Ophthalmologist. The technician discusses individual cases with the Opthalmologist, and patient can seek consultation through a video call.

3. Blood pressure checking equipment (Sphygmomanometer).

4. Glucometer for checking blood sugar for surgery selected patients.

5. Vision Chart for basic visual acuity.

PROCESS

Every day the patients are screened by the vision technician with secondary/tertiary consultation done with the base hospital through tele-ophthalmology. Patients identified with refractive errors are dispensed spectacles and those who require surgical procedures or treatment are referred to the base hospital.

The vision centre provides the entire circle of eye care (secondary and tertiary) through a link up to base hospital through tele-ophthalmology and referral care.

 

PERFORMANCE OF VISION CENTRES

Since Inception Vision Centres Performance
Hospitals No. of Vision Centres Total no. of
Outpatients
Coimbatore 13 92133
Krishnankoil 3 11967
Guntur 5 15594
Bangalore 1 1073
Shimoga 6 33569
Anand 2 12250
Ludhiana 2 5739
Jaipur 1 9764
Indore 1 2848
Kanpur 4 8089
Panvel 1 631
Total 39 193657

 

2022-2023
Hospitals No. of Vision Centres Total no. of
Outpatients
Coimbatore 13 19122
Krishnankoil 3 4396
Guntur 5 9124
Bangalore 1 453
Shimoga 6 8191
Anand 2 3193
Ludhiana 2 2597
Jaipur 1 1531
Indore 1 980
Kanpur 4 2804
Panvel 1 631
Total 39 53022

 

2021-2022
Hospitals No. of Vision Centres Total no. of
Outpatients
Coimbatore 10 26564
Krishnankoil 3 4800
Guntur 2 6470
Bangalore 1 620
Shimoga 6 12564
Anand 2 5519
Ludhiana 2 2538
Jaipur 1 3219
Indore 1 1487
Kanpur 3 3991
Total 31 67,772

 

2020-2021
Hospitals No. of Vision Centres Total no. of
Outpatients
Coimbatore 8 12363
Krishnankoil 1 1610
Guntur 0 0
Bangalore 0 0
Shimoga 3 6674
Anand 1 2680
Ludhiana 1 370
Jaipur 1 2886
Indore 1 381
Kanpur 1 1112
Total 17 28076

 

2019-2020
Hospitals No. of Vision Centres Total no. of
Outpatients
Coimbatore 4 12143
Krishnankoil 1 1161
Guntur 0 0
Bangalore 0 0
Shimoga 2 4578
Anand 1 858
Ludhiana 1 234
Jaipur 1 2128
Indore 0 0
Kanpur 1 182
Total 11 21284

 

2018-2019
Hospitals No. of Vision Centres Total no. of
Outpatients
Coimbatore 4 11128
Krishnankoil 0 0
Guntur 0 0
Bangalore 0 0
Shimoga 1 1562
Anand 0 0
Ludhiana 0 0
Jaipur 0 0
Indore 0 0
Kanpur 0 0
Total 5 12690

 

2017-2018
Hospitals No. of Vision Centres Total no. of
Outpatients
Coimbatore 3 7529
Krishnankoil 0 0
Guntur 0 0
Bangalore 0 0
Shimoga 0 0
Anand 0 0
Ludhiana 0 0
Jaipur 0 0
Indore 0 0
Kanpur 0 0
Total 3 7529

 

2016-2017
Hospitals No. of Vision Centres Total no. of
Outpatients
Coimbatore 2 3284
Krishnankoil 0 0
Guntur 0 0
Bangalore 0 0
Shimoga 0 0
Anand 0 0
Ludhiana 0 0
Jaipur 0 0
Indore 0 0
Kanpur 0 0
Total 2 3284

 

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