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Plans for the future
Seva is dedicated to doing its part to end avoidable blindness in our lifetime. Our new C20/20 campaign will play a crucial part in achieving this goal, by growing our impact in four key areas:
Eye Care for Children
Children suffering from blindness and low vision often require special procedures and equipment. In the areas where we work, most eye care facilities simply do not have the resources and trained doctors necessary to treat children. As part of this initiative, we will expand our range of school and community screenings, train new pediatric eye care teams, and provide the tools that medical centers require to serve children in need.
Our C20/20 goal is to raise an additional $7 million to provide services for at least 3 million more children worldwide.
New technology is critical to fighting the blindness epidemic. By providing new equipment to our partners, vision-impairing conditions can be detected, monitored, and treated earlier - decreasing the loss of vision our patients experience. Additionally, by using a combination of artificial intelligence and retinal imaging via telemedicine, patients can receive routine care in the home communities, rather than traveling to distant hospitals for less-frequent screenings.
Through C20/20, we will raise an additional $6 million that will bring the best technology to the hardest-to-reach communities across the globe.
A primary eye care vision center (PECVC) is a permanent facility in a community that provides eye care services for populations between 25,000 to 100,000 people. They act as an extension of eye hospitals where trained staff perform eye exams, prescribe and provide glasses, and refer to hospitals. Up to 80% of eye care needs can be treated in the PECVC. PECVCs break down the geographic, cultural, and economic barriers that often prevent a population from receiving needed eye care services. Supported by the local leaders (mayor, clergy, school principal), PECVCs have a visible presence in the community.
C20/20 will raise $6 million to fund 140 new vision centers that will reach 4 million people worldwide.
Training & Job Creation
One of the biggest challenges to ending avoidable blindness is ensuring there are enough trained eye health providers of all levels, including allied ophthalmic personnel (paraprofessionals, ophthalmic nurses, and ophthalmologists). We are expanding our commitment to train more people worldwide and expand the capacity of our partners to ensure they are able to provide high-quality care for those in need.
C20/20 will raise an additional $3 million in funds for training and job creation. This will allow us to train thousands of allied ophthalmic personnel, who will have a lifelong impact on their communities, and earn an income that helps support their families.