Project history

Eyes for India Oceania is a non-for-profit community organisation that provides treatment to people living in India who suffer from operable cataracts and who otherwise cannot afford due to poverty or lack of local health care facilities.  We have treated over 20,000 people in India.

For more than 10 years, Eyes for India in partnership with the Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital have been eliminating blindness and its effects in destitute rural communities.

Eyes for India is committed to this project. We work with people of all cultures, faiths and genders to achieve precious eyesight transformation. Dr. Jacob Prabhakar, an ophthalmologist and medical director of Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital, heads a team of professionals who conduct screening clinics in rural communities to find candidates for the surgical procedure of removing the defective lens and implanting an intraocular lens.

Our work is made possible by the support of generous Australians, and we work hard to make sure all resources are used as efficiently and effectively as possible to bring the gift of sight to thousands of people in India.