Titan, Sankara aim to end cataract and visual impairment in TN

Titan Company and Sankara Eye Foundation after 9 years of successful partnership, have signed and exchanged MoU between Dr. R.V. Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee from Sankara and Sridhar, AVP & Head of Corporate Sustainability from Titan, to embark on a new journey with ‘VI initiative’ which is first of its kind.

It aims to reach out to the people with limited resources to be facilitated with screening for eye problems, consultation on corrective measures in form of spectacles and surgeries. In order to provide effective eye care and with an intention to scale up, VI initiative will ensure an entire block is cataract and visual impairment backlog free. Under this initiative, both entities are extensively covering Aruppukottai & Annur blocks in Tamil Nadu to start with, targeting an estimated 5 lakh+ population. It will take about 18 months for completion for each block.

Titan’s CSR Project Happy Eyes (HE), in continuation to facilitating easy accessibility to effective eye care at the doorstep of rural India launched by Sridhar N E, AVP & Head of Corporate Sustainability and Bharath Balasubramaniam, President-Operations & Administration its 5th “Vision Centre” in Pappampatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on 8th April, 2022 in partnership with Sankara Eye Hospital.

The other 4 Vision Centres in Ranebennur in Karnataka, Viruthachalam, Anaikatti & Ambur in Tamil Nadu are running successfully and have proven to be a gift to the local people This project aims at eliminating preventable blindness in adults and children. The ‘Vision Centre’ provides a wide spectrum of Eye Care services that includes, technologically advanced support in areas having unavailability of specialist doctors, access to affordable eye care along with the outreach camps and sensitization about eye care among the rural citizens.