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  Q3 - Oct - Nov - Dec 2015 - Newsletter  
CEO’s Note
Dear Friends,
In this edition of 'Dhrishti', our newsletter, I share with you highlights from a memorable quarter. Our partnership with LVPEI expanded even further with the inauguration of the third secondary eye care centre in Odisha. We also entered into two significant partnerships to take primary eye care to different parts of India – with the Fullerton India Credit Company Limited and SABIC.

World Sight Day 2015 was commemorated in October with a mega eye screening event in the Cricket Club of India premises in keeping with our belief that avoidable blindness can be prevented with timely detection and care. Events were also organised in other parts of the country.
Community Impact Assessment
During the period October to December 2015, we surveyed 2649 patients - 43% were male and 57% were female. In this quarter, 90% of people have visual acuity in the Good (6/6 – 6/18) category.
Inspiring Stories Of Transformation
Damodharan, 65, lives with his wife in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu. He mans the 'prasadam' (offerings) counter at the local temple to earn a living. Since his successful eye surgery, he has been motivating many people to go to the MFV supported outreach camp.
Yashodabai Gumbade lives in a tribal area in Nashik district far from a healthcare facility. After her cataracts were removed, she is able to help her family again and share their workload. She is also relieved to be independent once more.
Dakaru Hipayawar is an optometrist with an MFV partner in Meghalaya. She believes that the solution (to tackling ignorance) lies in increasing awareness about eye care - that many eye problems are treatable and preventable.
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