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Story of our partnership with the Cognizant Foundation

Our partnership with the Cognizant Foundation from India started in 2012 when they first extended their support for setting up a Digital Audio Library for Persons with Visual Impairment at the Vijayawada campus.  Since then, they have upported various programs across the network: Critical Diagnostic instrument to record eye moment in children for Nystagmus (a vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements), the Translational Research Program on Retinitis Pigment... Read More
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LVPEI and Warby Parker Partnership - Buy a Pair, Give a Pair

Our partnership with New York-based eyewear brand Warby Parker began in 2019. Warby Parker ultimately believes in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or  unglasses they sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through their ‘Buy a Pair, Give a Pair’ program. They support our work by donating funds equivalent to the cost of eyeglasses distributed to patients across the LVPEI Network Centres, and remain committed to providing equitable and acces... Read More
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Partnering for making eye care accessible to all

Wen Giving Foundation, LVPEI and Mission for Vision are partnering together to improve the reach and spread of primary eye care services. The generous contribution from Wen Giving Foundation will enable the establishment of 20 Vision Centres equipped with 24 trained vision technicians in the state of Odisha. Additionally, a residential facility for Allied Ophthalmic Personnel at LVPEI’s campus in Bhubaneswar, the Mithu Tulsi Chanrai campus, will also be started with their support. Since t... Read More
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Partnering to create a strong work force of eye care personnel and establishing advanced Vision Centres

Standard Chartered Bank as an international bank strives to ensure that the financial services they provide to individuals, businesses and global institutions, improve livelihoods and provide new economic opportunities to people. As a responsible company that invests in communities, they work towards contributing to sustainable economic growth. Their community engagement programs are focused on health, education, employability and entrepreneurship. As part of their program ‘Seeing is Beli... Read More
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OneSight strengthening eye care at the root level

OneSight is an independent non-profit whose founding global sponsor is Luxottica Group – an independent non-profit body working to eradicate the vision care crisis. OneSight’s association with LVPEI started in the year 2014, which resulted in capital support for the establishment of 28 Vision Centres in the underserved areas of Guntur, Nellore and Chittoor Districts of Andhra Pradesh. Additionally, they have supported the training program for Vision Technicians and an Optical Dispens... Read More
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Over two decades of togetherness

The seeds of a lasting relationship with the Kothapalli family were sowed more than two decades ago when the late Mr Kothapalli Rama Rao invited the LVPEI team to establish a world-class Lions Eye Hospital at Nidadavole with an ambition to provide high-quality eye care services to the needy from surrounding rural areas, which LVPEI accepted readily. Later, this experience contributed significantly to developing the institute’s own rural eye health model. Later, Mr Kishore Kothapalli, fund... Read More
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“Self-sustainable eye care service model” with Seva & TOMS

Seva Foundation is a global non-profit organization that is transforming lives and strengthening communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness for the past 4 decades. Their association with LVPEI commenced in 2008, when Seva supported LVPEI through capacity building programs to expand the scope of eye care treatment to the most underserved people in India. Today, LVPEI is one of Seva’s major partners in India, helping them mentor 13 eye care hospitals to deliver high-quality eye... Read More
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The Nannapaneni family - a legacy of philanthropy

Sri Venkaiah Chowdary Nannapaneni, Chairman and Managing Director, NATCO Pharma Limited, a visionary and a humanitarian, believed that no patient should go without medicine or treatment due to economic constraints. His belief inspired him to start NATCO Pharma with a vision of “making speciality medicines accessible to all.” Today, they are market leaders in general oncology, and are known for their path-breaking new discovery of drugs at affordable prices. The alliance between NATC... Read More
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