“Alone we can do so little;
Together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller - Author, Political Activist and Academician

Funding Possibilities

L V Prasad Eye Institute

You Can Make a Positive Difference

You can help LVPEI in its endeavor to prevent blindness and provide vision rehabilitation by getting involved in any of the following ways:

Education
Empowering youth in the rural communities through employment generation – Training them as Vision Technicians Program Brief: One of the major problems in prevention, accurate diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases is the lack of human resources, particularly in rural parts of India. Training of Vision Technicians is one such training program, wherein the youth are recruited from rural and tribal communities and are then trained at LVPEI. Post the training they are involved in delivering quality eye care in their own communities.

Course Duration: One Year

Location: The training will take place in LVPEI Hyderabad

Sponsorship: Rs 169500 per candidate
(This includes accommodation, food, stipend, tuition and other miscellaneous expenses). You can sponsor the training of one or more than one Vision Technicians.
Empowering female youth in the rural communities through employment generation – Training them as Ophthalmic Nursing Assistant Program Brief: It has been observed that fully trained nurses are not available in adequate numbers to work in specialized eye care units and even those who are available do not have adequate knowledge of eye nursing. The aim of this program is to create comprehensive ophthalmic nurses who can provide complete nursing care to the patients with eye disorders / problems with sincerity, dedication and compassion

Course Duration: Two Year

Location: The training will take place in LVPEI Hyderabad

Sponsorship: Rs 272000 per candidate
(This includes accommodation, food, stipend, tuition and other miscellaneous expenses). You can sponsor the training of one or more than one Ophthalmic Nursing Assistants.

Vision Rehabilitation
Sponsoring cultural event for children with visual impairment and their family Program Brief: The aim of this event is to provide a platform to the clients of our vision rehabilitation centre to showcase the talent that they have in them. This also helps them in improving their communication and socialization skills.

Course Duration: One Day

Location: Hyderabad

Sponsorship Amount:
Estimated no of participants: 80
Budget: Approximately Rs 50,000
(Inclusive of gifts, meals and venue cost)
Sponsoring fun camp for children with visual impairment and their family Program Brief: A wide range of games and competitions are organized in an adaptive way considering the special needs of these children. The aim is to help them learn socialization skills in a more enjoyable manner.

Course Duration: One Day

Sponsorship Amount (as per location)

Location: Hyderabad
Estimated no of participants: 400
Budget: Approximately Rs 3,00,000
(Inclusive of gifts, meals and venue cost)

Location: Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam & Bhubaneswar Campuses
Estimated no of participants: 75
Budget: Approximately Rs 50,000

Providing scholarship support Program Brief: The scholarship amount will be used to support the education of students from low-income families to help them peruse higher studies (intermediate and above).The amount will be majorly used to pay their school/college fees. It will be also used to provide them with Braille books and other appropriate educational gadgets.

No. of Beneficiaries: 3-5

Sponsorship: Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000
(Depending on the type of course - Full time or Part time)
Community based rehabilitation for urban slums Program Brief: It is estimated about 12% of Hyderabad is occupied up by 1,476 slums in which 26 per cent of the city’s population lives.  The disabled population from urban slums is even more vulnerable as they have no knowledge and access to rehabilitation services. Among the existing models of rehabilitation service delivery “Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)” is proven to be cost effective and viable model in reaching the larger community.  The World Health Organisation and United Nations Development Programme have found that a Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programme is the best way to address large population.  CBR, is a comprehensive and sustainable way to reach and support persons with disabilities of all ages. CBR helps in bringing together family, neighbours and the whole community to allow persons with disabilities to participate equally and fully in their communities and wider society.

Duration: 2 years

Population Covered: 1 lakh population

Budget: Rs 2,500,000/- per year

Location: Slums in and around Hyderabad. In addition the program can also be implemented in any location within LVPEI’s network. The budget will be calculated based on the location and the population covered.
Digital library Program Brief: While Braille has several advantages, it has certain limitations such as the lack of ready-to-use materials, and the heaviness and bulkiness of the books especially for students in higher grades. Hence, there is a serious need to find an alternate and supportive mode for the Braille users. The digital book is a viable alternative to Braille. A CD (or even a memory stick) can carry pages of audio information that in Braille print may weigh several kilos! Combined with the ease of use of computers, digital audio is much more convenient for a child or adult to access and use. The use of audio books for the visual impaired is practically unlimited; allowing them to enjoy many subjects such as art, music, drama, history, economics, geography and literature.

Budget: Rs 2,500,000

Location: Bhubaneswar
Interactive floors and walls for children with visual impairment and additional disabilities

Program Brief: Vision loss restricts a child's perception of an object or activity. Interactive floors and walls is an excellent learning tool that can stimulate children both physically and mentally. The floors and walls are integrated with audio, large images and special effects- this makes it easy to teach them various concepts which otherwise are difficult to explain. Moreover this also enables us to check their responses to various external stimuli and accordingly provide them the remedial training.

Budget: Rs 125,000

Location: Hyderabad
Early Intervention services for children with visual impairment and additional disabilities

Program Brief: The children’s early intervention program is first of its kind in the state, providing intervention exclusively for children with vision loss and multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, deaf blindness, hearing impairment, loco motor disability etc., The services include Developmental assessments and evaluation, Parental counseling and guidance, Paramedical services such as Vision Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech therapy, Behavior modification, Nutritional assessment, Multi-sensory intervention, Play therapy and Pre-school activities.  Our unit plays a pivotal role in providing quality and efficient services to the children with vision loss and additional disabilities across the country.  Besides our unit stands as a model project to other centres, that professionals across the country are visiting our project to learn and replicate the services in their respective places.

Budget:  Rs 2,500,000

Location:  Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar


Clinical Services
Provide clinical services to non paying patients
  • Eye Examination for one non paying patient – Rs 250
  • Subsidize one cataract surgery or one day’s medicines for non paying patients – Rs 1500
  • Subsidize one cataract surgery every year on a chosen date for five years – Rs 5000
  • Subsidize one day’s outpatient services or 2 cataract surgeries every day on a chosen date for 5 years – Rs 10,000
  • Subsidizes children's outpatient services or 5 cataract surgeries every year on a chosen date for 5 years – Rs 20,000
  • Subsidizes 50% of all non-paying cataract surgeries or minor surgical procedures for children on a chosen date every year for 5 years – Rs 50,000
  • Subsidizes 50% of all non-paying cataract surgeries or minor surgical procedures for children on a chosen date every year for 5 years – Rs 50,000
  • Helps set up one patient waiting area – Rs 500,000
  • Helps set up a patient care facility (e.g., examination room) in memory of a loved one – Rs 1,000,000
Creating Awareness about ROP through brochures Program Brief: India continues to lead with the largest number of visually impaired and blind children, globally. More than 60% of visual impairments in babies are preventable or curable with timely detection, prompt and appropriated preventive and curative management. Out of 100 pre term babies there are chances that 50 will develop Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) . If treated in time for ROP, the child is expected to have reasonably good vision.

There is an urgent need for creating awareness on early identification and treatment of ROP among health care professionals‐ specially practicing pediatricians and the public at large.

Requirement: 1000 brochures annually. ROP brochures give complete information on ROP- identification and prevention. The brochure is a powerful tool to create awareness for ROP and can be used of mass distribution.
 
Budget:Approximately Rs 15,000

Awareness posters on ROP: Printing/Translation of Posters

Requirement: 300 posters annually. These posters will be used for display during the various conferences/seminars/meetings/awareness talks that we attend. They will also be distributed in various private and government hospitals in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, especially in the semi urban and rural pockets.

Budget:  Approximately – Rs 5000

Small Projector + Screen for ROP meetings

Requirement: This will help in making presentations, especially during awareness talks in the various villages/mandals of Telangana.

Budget: Approximately 10,000

Sponsoring ROP Awareness Meetings

Requirement: Sponsor the meetings that LVPEI organizes in the various locations in Telangana to create awareness regarding ROP.

Budget: Approximately Rs 5000
The budget will vary according to the location.

(Inclusive of the traveling expense of the LVPEI team and the various communication materials that we will use for display and distribution)

Sponsor a Vehicle (Mobile Educative Van)

Requirement: This van will be like a promotional vehicle where all our brochures, posters and pamphlets on ROP will be kept. We will also use this van for commuting to various hospitals in and around Hyderabad for screening purpose. This van will also help us garner media coverage for creating awareness regarding ROP.

Budget: Approximately Rs 1,000,000  


Community Eye Care

Eliminating avoidable blindness in rural areas through the establishment of Primary Eye Care Centres/ Vision Centre   

The Vision Centre will be named in the memory of your loved one

Program Brief: Drawing upon local talent and staffed by persons from the local community, each Primary Eye Care Centre (Vision Centre) caters to a cluster of villages and provides them with primary quality eye care services.  

Population Covered: 50,000 people

Location: Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Odisha

Budget per Vision Centre
500 square feet built up area
+
Capital and Equipment Expenses – Rs 800,000
+
Operational Expenses for first five years – Rs 200,000 (per annum)

Total:
First year- 500 square feet built up area & Rs 1,000,000
 +
Next Four years - Rs 200,000 (per year)  

Ensure that a village is avoidable blindness free through extensive community screening

This can be organized on a particular week of your choice  

Program brief:

  • Complete survey of the village for eye related problems
  • Eye Screening camps
  • Surgical + Medical intervention
  • Dispensing of spectacles to those diagnosed with refractive errors

Population Covered: 2000 people (per village)

Duration: Tentatively 2 Months

Location: Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Odisha (In the radius of 70 Km from our Vision Centres/Secondary Centres)

Budget: Rs100,000

Prevention of vision loss among children through school eye screening camps and awareness campaigns

This can be organized on a particular week of your choice  

Program brief: To identify children suffering from refractive error by organizing school screening programs. Those identified with refractive error will be provided with spectacles.  

Children Covered/Schools Covered: 20 schools covering 4000 children (through one Vision Centre)  

Duration: 1 year

Location: Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Odisha (In the radius of 70 Km from our Vision Centres/Secondary Centres)

Budget: Rs 70,000

Provide clinical services to people to those who cannot afford it

Sponsor a cataract surgery for a non paying patient at a secondary centre – Rs 1500 per surgery

Sponsor spectacles for a non paying patient with refractive error – Rs 300 per spectacle

Sponsor medicine for a non paying patient – Rs 200 per person

Eye Bank

Sponsoring training of Eye donation counselors

Program Brief: The Ramayamma International Eye Bank at LVPEI runs the Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HCRP) in government and private hospitals & medical colleges across Andhra Pradesh & Telangana with a focus to retrieve donor corneas.  To motivate the family members of the deceased for eye donation, there is a need to recruit more number of counselors in this program. These counselors will be posted in different hospitals post the training.

Duration: 10 days

Location: Warangal, Karimnagar and Hyderabad

Budget: Rs 9840 per candidate

Sponsoring the salary of Eye donation Counselor/Counselors

Duration: You can select the number of months for which you will like to donate


Budget:
Rs 10,000 per month

Training of corneal retrieval technicians

Program brief: The Ramayamma International Eye Bank at LVPEI runs the Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HCRP) in government and private hospitals & medical colleges across Andhra Pradesh & Telangana with a focus to retrieve donor corneas. This program needs more Cornea Recovery Specialists to recover the corneas after getting the consent from donor families. They will be posted in different hospitals post the training. 20 schools covering 4000 children (through one Vision Centre)  

Duration: 1 month

Location: Warangal, Karimnagar and Hyderabad

Budget: Rs 11,763 per candidate

Cornea Recovery Expense

Program Brief: The Ramayamma International Eye Bank at LVPEI runs the Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HCRP) in government and private hospitals & medical colleges across Andhra Pradesh & Telangana with a focus to retrieve donor corneas. The program involves cornea recovery expenses such as consumables, disposables, cornea preservation medium, instruments, sterilization and transportation etc.

No of Recoveries in a month: Approximately 200

Budget:  Rs 200,000 per month ( Rs 1000 per recovery)

Sponsor the Equipments and other related expenses of the  Eye Bank Click here to view the complete list (the below list will be displayed)

Equipment requirement for Eye Bank:

Item Qty. Cost (approx.) in Rs.
Specular Microscope 1 15,00,000
Refrigerator (Lab specific)` 1 1,50,000
Pachymeter 1 3,00,000

Transport vehicle & Driver for eye donations

Item Qty. Cost (approx.) in Rs.
Maruthi Omni with AC and frills 1 5,00,000
Driver for vehicle 1 – Rs. 10000 X 12 months 1,20,000 / year


Furniture and office needs for New Eye Bank set up at 2nd Floor

Item Qty. Cost (approx.) in Rs. Total Cost (approx.) in Rs.
Work stations with Chairs 12 20000 2,40,000
Filing Cabinets 4 10000 40,000
Computers 4 50000 2,00,000
Xerox Machine 1 3,00,000 3,00,000
Id card printer (for eye donation pledge cards) 1 3,00,000 3,00,000
DSLR Camera 1 50,000 50,000
Split AC for Tissue Evaluation room 1 50,000 50,000

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