As part of its flood relief initiative in Chennai, India Vision Institute (IVI) organized a vision screening program for the local flood affected community at Amir Mahal, Triplicane on 29 January 2016 in partnership with the Arcot Foundation.
The campaign was launched jointly by the Dewan to the Prince of Arcot, Nawabzada Mohammed Asif Ali, along with IVI CEO, Mr Vinod Daniel, in the presence of the Nawab of Arcot, Mohammed Abdul Ali.
“As Chennai is slowly recovering from the recent calamity, we at IVI are delighted to be of assistance to some of the communities hard hit by the floods by providing free spectacles, thereby improving their productivity and quality of life through improved vision” said IVI CEO, Mr Daniel. Many of these people had lost everything including their spectacles during the floods, he added.
Nawabzada Mohammed Asif Ali said “it was a great pleasure for the Arcot Foundation to work with IVI in supporting the local flood affected community”.
IVI has organized similar campaigns across the flood affected areas in Chennai in the last four weeks: Palavakkam, Madipakkam, Pallikaranai, Saidapet, Kotturpuram and Palkalai Nagar. 1183 people were screened, out of which 773 will shortly be provided free spectacles.
IVI acknowledges the support of Essilor Vision Foundation in providing free spectacles to those diagnosed with refractive errors; and the Arcot Foundation for their partnership in making this campaign at Amir Mahal possible.
India Vision Institute (IVI) is an independent, not-for-profit registered trust established in 2011, an initiative of the L V Prasad Eye Institute of Hyderabad and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney. It is focused on supporting and promoting awareness, research, education and technological development in Indian optometry to advance capacity in vision correction and prevention of eye disease and blindness. (www.indiavisioninstitute.org)
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Image 1:(Standing Left to Right) IVI CEO - Vinod Daniel, Nawab of Arcot – Mohammed Abdul Ali and Prince of Arcot Nawabzada Mohammed Asif Ali overseeing the Vision Screening Program.