VISION ON WHEELS: A Mobile Eye Care Unit in Kashmir Valley

Relief and Rehab Asia (RRAI) USA was contacted by Help Poor Voluntary Truist (HPVT) and Al-Imdaad Trust (AIT) from Kashmir valley that serves under-privileged populations in Jammu and Kashmir with Affordable, Accessible and Quality health care, about supporting their new project “VISION ON WHEELS: A Mobile Eye Care Unit in Kashmir Valley”.  Under the guidance of a young Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr. Adil Mir, Al-Imdaad Trust, has conducted a pilot study of vision screening of children in many elementary schools and orphanages of Srinagar and Baramullah districts with minimal facilities/equipment. The results show that about 8 -10 percent kids screened needed glasses. Projections from this pilot program indicate around ~45000 children from a total population ~6 lakh children may be in need glasses.

To reach every school and orphanage in the valley to screen children for vision disorders and provide free or at cost glasses to children who will need them. To accomplish this goal RRAI decided to sponsor this project. The van with a fabricated body to serve the purpose is ready to become operational. With VISION ON WHEELS facility we intend to arrange vision screening camps all over Kashmir valley and while there, will also help in the diagnosis of vision disorders amongst the adults who will seek help.

At a total cost of $45,000, RRAI has acquired a custom made large van for this operation. RRAI will however need support of your donations to help us maintains the operation of VISION ON WHEELS: A Mobile Eye Care Unit. . It is anticipated that this one-time investment will have a long-lasting impact on the eye health of children and adults of Kashmir valley. RRAI assures you that 100% of your donation will go towards this cause.