Celebrating 20 Years of Enabling Primary Eye Care Services in Rural Communities

The inception of the LVPEI Pyramid Model of Eye Care Delivery marked the initiation of LVPEI's journey towards providing accessible and high-quality eye care services for rural communities. Approximately 75% of cases of preventable blindness, attributed to the need for spectacles and the identification of potentially sight-threatening issues, can be effectively addressed by ensuring the availability of primary and secondary eye care services in rural areas. LVPEI's network of Vision Centres (Primary Eye Care Centres) has grown significantly, comprising a robust network of 253 centres strategically positioned across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha. Notably, 223 of these centres are situated in remote rural and tribal areas, catering to some of the most vulnerable and underserved populations. These Vision Centres draw upon local talent and are staffed by individuals from the local community, each serving a cluster of villages and providing primary eye care to around 50,000 people.

A significant milestone has been reached as LVPEI commemorates the 20th anniversary of its first two rural vision centres, established in collaboration with Sightsavers International: the Bhainsa Vision Centre in Nirmal District and the Wanaparthy Vision Centre in Wanaparthy District, both located in Telangana. Collectively, these centres have served nearly 206,700 people over the years, delivering 100 per cent services at no cost to the beneficiaries.

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