Nanna Kannu is a comprehensive Paediatric Eye Care Program for visually handicapped, underprivileged school children of Karnataka.
At Sankara, children’s vision and eye care is a priority. The organisation has successfully implemented the program for over two decades now and benefitted over 5.8 million children nation-wide. Nanna Kannu which means “my eyes” was launched in 2009 at Sankara Eye Hospital (SEH), Bangalore. It covers children in the age group of 4 to 15 years, studying in Govt. Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. These children are primarily screened by teachers and corporate volunteers trained by SEH, Bangalore. The short listed children are screened directly by Sankara’s Opthalmic team. Free spectacles are provided to children identified as having refractive errors. Children requiring surgery, other diagnostics, low vision and rehabilitation services are brought to the base hospital and treated free of cost.
VISION SCREENING AT SCHOOL – NANNU KANNU MOBILE BUS PROJECT
AT SANKARA EYE HOSPITAL
Those who would benefit from surgical interventions as in the case of Congenital Cataract, Developmental Cataract, Traumatic Cataract, Congenital Glaucoma, Corneal Opacities, Ptosis and squint would be provided the surgeries free of cost by Sankara Eye Hospital.
Bangalore Urban & Rural, Tumkur, Kolar, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapura, Mandya and Chamaraja Nagara districts.
No. of Schools screened: 8,520
No. of Teachers/Volunteers trained: 10,063
No. of Children Screenings: 8,05,895
Glasses distributed: 14,773
Surgeries Performed: 2,733
*up to 28 Feb 2018
Eye Care Beyond Compare
WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES WITH A SOCIAL IMPACT