A note from Seva's Executive Director about COVID-19
LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is a non-profit organization and one of India's foremost centers for service, research and training. LVPEI, operating in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India, offers comprehensive patient care, clinical research, sight enhancement and rehabilitation, community eye health, education, and product development. LVPEI is a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Prevention of Blindness. Equipped with cutting-edge technology and distinguished professionals in the field of eye care, they emphasize the provision of quality eye care to people from all sections of society.
LVPEI's innovative and comprehensive approach to community eye health, the LVPEI Eye Health Pyramid, has been adopted as a model by the Government of India and by other developing countries. LVPEI operates a center of excellence in Hyderabad, India, three tertiary centers, eleven secondary eye care centers and almost 150 vision centers. The LVPEI model has spread with the expansion of hospitals and vision centers throughout the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as well as into Orissa.
In addition to direct patient care, LVPEI runs a School of Optometry and International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care. Training at LVPEI takes place at all three tertiary centers and programs are offered at various levels encompassing a range of sub-specialties. Seva has worked with LVPEI since 2001 to spread this model as a mentor in the Global Sight Initiative network. Seva also provides support for free and subsidized direct services, including medical treatments, glasses and surgeries, through the TOMS One for One Program and Focusing Philanthropy's World Sight Day campaigns.
In addition to these partners, we support capacity building in over 90 hospitals around the world.
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