The eye and health care project of Mumbai Smiles provides eye/health care screening & treatment facilities to the underprivileged communities. The project aims to increase awareness and improve access to eye/health care services. Mumbai Smiles has successfully carried out 20 camps for eye checkup in partnership with Haji Bacchu Ali Eye Hospital, Vision Foundation of India and Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital. A total of 6276 general beneficiaries have been screened for refractive errors, cataract and other treatable eye diseases.
Recently, an Eye Checkup camp was organized on 16th May 2015 at Tagor Nagar Area in Vikhroli area. The objective of the camp was to create awareness about eye disorders and their early detection among underprivileged people and to detect refractive errors and eye aliments among the community people.
The camp was organized in collaboration with Aditya jyot Foundation. 103 people were screened. 53 were identified with Refractive errors, 11 with cataract, and 9 were referred for further investigation.
The camp was a success and the beneficiaries were happy and requested for similar such camps in future. The beneficiaries thanked Mumbai Smiles for organizing such camps in the community. Spectacles Distribution and cataract surgery shall be undertaken as required.