About the Grantee
Established in 1987, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is a comprehensive eye health facility with its main campus located in Hyderabad, India. A World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, the Institute offers comprehensive patient care, sight enhancement and rehabilitation services and high-impact rural eye health programs. It also pursues cutting edge research and offers training in human resources for all levels of ophthalmic personnel.
Purpose of the Grant
To build the sustainable capacity of 30 L.V. Prasad Vision Centers in the Indian state of Telangana: (1) to screen the vision of 960,000 children ages 0-16 in the centers’ respective catchment areas and (2) to provide prescription eyeglasses, advanced eye care, and low vision and rehabilitation services to those children as needed