Ghaswala Vision Foundation (GVF) is a volunteer based organisation since 2002 in Mumbai, India. The Foundation supports various activities related to Eye care and Sight Restoration in general, but the main focus is to fight Corneal Blindness (CB).
GVF helps the abandoned poor restore their eyesight free of cost. Their surgeons are trained at Jocelyn Diabetic Centre , Harvard Medical School, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Shankara Netralaya, Chennai and others. They make use of existing resources and network with NPOs, Institutions, Corporate, Hospitals and doctors to restore vision of patients below the poverty line in India.
Most of their patients are those that are neglected due to poverty or botched up due to medical negligence. These ignorant and many a times illiterate patients do not have anyone to go to or seek guidance from. This is where GVF comes in: treating each case in its unique way.
GVF has transformed more than 400 lives (direct beneficiaries) and 2000+ individuals (indirect beneficiaries) and offered interventions which were unaffordable to the abandoned poor. Not only do the patients receive their eyesight, but they also gain self-esteem, employment, independence, a dignified life and plenty of happiness.