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Our Partners & Projects

Cognizant Foundation

a. Pediatric Screening Project: During Covid-19, Cognizant and SCEH partnered to provide door to door screening services for children, with an aim to reduce visual impairment due to uncorrected refractive error services in children in North-West District of Delhi- Jahangirpuri. This project was run between January 2020 and December 2022. During this time, over 1.2 lakh children were screened, 4092 spectacles were given, and 232 children were operated upon.

b. Pediatric Screening Project: Given the success of the first Pediatric screening project, SCEH and Cognizant have extended their partnership to provide community eye screening to children in the urban slums of South Delhi in the two years between April 2023 and March 2025. The activities are currently planned for the Sangam Vihar and Khanpur areas of Delhi. Children identified with affected vision will be provided prescription glasses, treatment, or surgery as per the requirement of their condition.

Christian Blind Mission

This six-year long program has been running since January 2017 and will run till October 2023. CBM and SCEH have partnered to develop a mechanism to allow smooth inflow of patients, by providing an efficient work up, quality diagnostics, and better management. Thus, in the Delhi region, the CBM project provisions inclusive, high quality comprehensive ear care services, while in the Alwar district of Rajasthan and Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, the project works towards the early identification and treatment of children and adults with avoidable blindness and deafness. At the primary and secondary levels, 15861 adults and children were screened, 153 children and 180 adults underwent ear surgeries, and a further 253 children and 289 adults were dispensed hearing aids.

Combat Blindness International

Established in September 2021 as a partnership between CBI and SCEH, the Aadya Initiative aims to eradicate blindness by providing training and support to existing local forces, while at the same time empowering women to be independent and support their family’s income. This was implemented first across Saharanpur and now, since January 2023, in Vrindavan as well. In total, 102 screeners have been recruited, of which 86 are actively conducting screenings in 12 blocks, covering 15 vision centres altogether. Almost 4 lakh patients have been screened from 113 villages, of which 1005 have been operated upon and 2260 have been given spectacles.


The Driver Care Program was initiated in April 2016 and is supposed to be in place till February 2024. This partnership between EICHER and SCEH aims to provide accessible and affordable, high-quality eye and ear screening and referral services to truck drivers, and other ancillary staff. This nomadic population is delivered care is through the major transport hubs frequented by them. The program was initiated in Delhi and currently it has the largest network- run in 16 states around India. Till date a total of 6440 camps have been conducted with a total OPD of almost 3 lakh people in the hubs, of which 1.65 lakh were drivers. A total of 29 thousand spectacles have also been distributed.

HelpAge India

The eight-year (January 2015 to March 2023) partnership between SCEH and HelpAge India has supported 8900 patients over the age of 50 years by providing cataract surgery free of cost.

HT Parekh

The three-year long partnership between HT Parekh and SCEH, from January 2020 to March 2023, has aimed to create a facilitative environment for positive health-seeking behavior in the under privileged sections so that early identification and treatment of specialty eye conditions, leading to avoidable Blindness’ is made possible through a self-sustainable quality-oriented delivery system which furthers the goals of Vision 2020. So far 2522 specialty surgeries have been performed under the project.


The proposed project is a partnership between SCEH and ITV to run two mobile vans in Saharanpur from April 2023. One van will be equipped with advanced diagnostic facilities for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, while the other will be providing vision center facilities-comprehensive basic eye examinations, in areas where there are no permanent vision centers.


Since its establishment, the Jiti Foundation has remained a steadfast supporter of SCEH, playing a crucial role in empowering women. Their consistent assistance has enabled us to train a group of ophthalmic paramedics from the grassroots level, empowering them to serve marginalized communities effectively. With the invaluable support of the Jiti Foundation, SCEH has established Vision Centres in Uttar Pradesh, operated by skilled vision technicians trained as ophthalmic paramedics, providing essential services to previously underserved populations. The collaboration’s scholarship for higher education has not only opened up new livelihood opportunities for young women but has also facilitated the deployment, training, and growth of individuals along stable career paths. Recently, their support has helped us enhance our placement cell, further enhancing livelihood prospects for young women. Through these efforts, we collectively address the urgent issue of preventable blindness.


In collaboration with Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, LG Electronics India Pvt. Limited has initiated a CSR flagship program “Karein Roshni”, aimed at transforming lives through comprehensive eye care and surgical interventions offering a gift of vision to the people who cannot afford quality care. The program with SCEH started in the year 2022. Under the aegis of this initiative, LG Electronics, is sponsoring cataract surgeries, thereby, together with Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, solidifying its commitment to improving eye care accessibility and eliminating preventable blindness.

Mission for Vision

In the almost two years between June 2015 and March 2017, Mission for Vision and SCEH partnered with Mission Roshni to conduct pediatric school and community screenings in Meerut. The aim was to eradicate avoidable blindness amongst children in the area and enable an inclusive environment for children with irreversible low vision and/or blindness. Through the program, over 89 thousand children were screened, of which 3351 children were given spectacles and 130 were operated upon.


In April 2022, SCEH and Orbis entered a five-year partnership till March 2027, to reduce avoidable blindness and visual impairment among children in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh by developing affordable, sustainable, quality child eye care services. Around 30 thousand children have been screened so far, 2724 were referred to the vision center for detailed examinations, 53 children were operated upon, and a further 1013 children were given spectacles.

Peek Vision Foundation

In April 2022, Peek awarded SCEH a research grant to cover three main research endeavors in the Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. The first research aspect is to understand the efficiency of existing services, including the capacity of eye care services to plan additional resources at the primary level and thus reduce the dependence of patients on referrals to the base hospital. The primary data of this hospital utilization study showed a significant burden on the base hospital which can be reduced by the primary eye center. The second research aspect was a Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness to provide baseline data to further plan interventions to increase the effectiveness of eye care services. The prevalence of blindness was found to be 2.2% – a bit higher than the national average, with cataract and non-trachomatous corneal opacities (76.5% and 11.8%, respectively), being the main causes. The third research aspect is the community eye health study which aims to understand the uptake of eye care services using the Peek Software platform. So far, 1.12 lakh patients have been screened under the study, with 18% receiving referrals and 41% of those reporting at VCs.


SCEH has partnered with Relaxo for five years from January 2018 to March 2023, to work towards early identification and treatment of specialty eye conditions, through different care delivery modalities such as door-to-door screenings (94 villages), eye camps (45 villages), and vision centers (19337 OPD through 2 VCs). Camp awareness activities have been organised in 37 villages and health talks have been given in 18 villages. Overall, across all care delivery modalities, 1.17 lakh patients have been screened and cataract surgery has been done for 3037 patients. A further 223 patients have undergone specialty surgeries and 3856 patients have been sold spectacles.

Seva Foundation

a. Project Drishti: The program lasted for almost four years in its initial phase, from July 2016 to February 2020. A pediatric school and community screening program, it had SCEH and Seva partner with an aim to increase access to pediatric eye care services, including school screenings, referrals to base hospitals, examinations, surgery, medicine, and follow up treatments in Delhi and Vrindavan. During the time the program was in place, over 2.25 lakh children were screened and almost 15 thousand children were provided spectacles, with a further 573 being provisioned surgeries.

b. Project Drishti Phase 2: Due to the success of Project Drishti prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, a second phase was initiated. This started in February 2022 and went on till February 2023. The program aimed to provide long term eye care to children in three operational districts- Meerut, Vrindavan & Mohammadi, expanding on the geographies previously being catered to. By February 2023, 33682 children had been screened, 971 children were provided free spectacles and 89 children were operated upon. 2003 people accessed primary eye care services through vision centers in the region and 8 vision technicians were trained to conduct pediatric refractions through this project. 6 VCs were also upgraded to create infrastructure to support increased primary eye care delivery.

c. Netra Seva Project: A unique ongoing project, SCEH and Seva have partnered to setup mobile vision centers in the Ranikhet region, between August 2021 and August 2025. The aim is to increase access to primary eye care services in hilly areas through mobile VCs. The project has been active for just over a year and in this time 7261 patients have used out-patient services, 15 hundred spectacles have been given and 646 patients have been operated upon.


The five-year project was initiated as a four-year project (from January 2018 to December 2022), at the end of which it was renewed for a year (till December 2023). The aim of the project is to improve the eye health status of urban communities through strengthened urban health systems in the Shahbad Dairy, Badarpur and Shiv Vihar, areas. This resulted in 3 vision centers being supported across these regions, with an OPD of over 46.7 thousand, 26.89 hundred cataract surgeries, and a further 123 specialty surgeries being performed.

Standard Chartered Bank

SCB and SCEH entered this partnership in January 2020 and are still working together to provide door-to-door screening services for adults across the catchment areas of all vision centers in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. As of December 2022, 1925, villages have been covered through the program, with over 19.25 lakh people screened and another 3.57 lakh provided comprehensive eye examinations at the vision centers. 31224 sight restoring cataract surgeries have been performed, as well as a further 7422 specialty surgeries. 29 new vision centers have also been set up across the regions.


Our long-term partnership with Dr GD Agrawal continues in the Mohammadi region of Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. Dr GD Agrawal donated two new buildings as well as helped us renovate an existing building. With his help, we have established the infrastructure in the region- including an OPD, modular OT and high-end equipment. As of August 2022, his efforts have also focused on expansion, with support in terms of infrastructure and equipment to run the city clinic in Shahjahanpur.


a. Retinopathy of Prematurity: A two-year project from January 2021 to June 2023, this partnership between USAID and SCEH aims to provide ROP screening and treatment services to 12 government NICUs around Delhi in need of those services. In fact, during the project, 17 total government hospitals were included, and situational analysis was performed for 32 hospitals. Moreover, sensitization training was conducted at 25 hospitals. Overall, 15.66 hundred ROP patients were screened in the NICUs while 632 reported at SCEH. Of these, 438 patients received laser treatment services.

b. Retinoblastoma: Between January 2021 and January 2023, USAID and SCEH partnered to improve the survival of retinoblastoma patients and salvage as much of their eye as possible. This was done by facilitating prompt referral, limiting treatment abandonment, and making comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation facilities affordable and available to all patients. The key impact of the project was established in the form of improved awareness about the disease leading to early detection and improvements in the referral chain. Reduction in the abandonment of treatment due to the availability of affordable and comprehensive treatment facilities, was also evidenced. With support, more than 700 EUAs, over 500 chemotherapy services, over 100 MRIs, approximately 200 genetic tests and 30 IACs were performed. Travel expenses were covered, and 142 new RB cases were treated. Constant counseling and follow-ups were provided to overcome barriers like financial issues and prevailing cultural beliefs.

c. Pediatrics: In the year between March 2022 and March 2023, USAID and SCEH partnered to conduct door-to-door screenings for children, in the Bhajanpura region of Delhi. The aim of this project was to develop a comprehensive child eye health program in the urban slums in the Covid and post-Covid era. During this time, over a hundred and four thousand children were screened, of which approximately 3500 were provided spectacles, and a further 209 were operated upon.


Between September 2016 and March 2023, Koshika and SCEH have been partnering to provide free eye surgeries for the underprivileged sections of our society, and rural areas are also offered “Doorstep Relief” through free eye camps. Overall, cataract surgery support has been provided for 21 thousand patients across all secondary centers and Delhi. A further 100 patients have been provided sponsored corneal transplant surgeries, and 46 retinoblastoma patients have also received treatment.