The old adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true, especially with children’s eye care. Most of the children in their school going age are unaware of their visual needs or vision related problems.
Four to six percent of school children have vision related problems which go undetected. Good visual acuity is very important for all the age groups but it holds greater importance for school going children. Poor vision in early ages of childhood affects performance in school, at work or in a social circle. Overall, it has a negative influence on the growth and development of the child. In rural or semi urban scenario in India, most of the parents and even school teachers are not oriented enough to focus on the visual health of a child.
Sankara launched its first ever eye care program “Rainbow” for school going children in the year 1996. Since then, this massive Eye Care Programme has been focusing on providing a bright future to visually handicapped children – our future citizens.
The program aims at:
RAINBOW BUS LAUNCH
2017 Marked a successful year for the Rainbow program with the vision of Mobile Vision Screening Bus on January 19th
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has brought the Rainbow Bus project under the Global Grant #1635257. Rotary Club Galesburg U.S.A-District 6440, Rotary Club Cupertino U.S.A. District -5170, Rotary Club Dublin U.S.A, District – 5170, and Rotary Club Coimbatore Central – India District 3201 joined hands together to make this program happen.
Beyond Rotary and Sankara Eye Hospital’s involvement, Coimbatore District Collector, Commissioner of Coimbatore Corporation, Educational department Authorities of the Districts & the Health care officials of Coimbatore districts have all chipped in to make this joint programme a reality so we are able to reach school children of the entire district and provide them freedom from visual defects at no cost.
Eye Care Beyond Compare
WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES WITH A SOCIAL IMPACT