Akhand Jyoti (an unit of Yugrishi Shriram Sharma Acharya Charitable Trust) is the largest eye hospital in Eastern India. Its vision is to eliminate curable blindness from low income geographies of Bihar and UP States. Akhand Jyoti provides to poor- accessible, high quality, high volume, and sustainable eye care services.
Akhand Jyoti, the largest Eye Hospital in eastern India, provides - principally to the poor - accessible, high quality, high volume, and sustainable eye care services, possible through the support of professionally qualified female optometrists nurtured by the organisation. With its extensive Outreach program, Akhand Jyoti centers can achieve good coverage in Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. On average, Akhand Jyoti does over 90,000 sight-restoring surgeries annually, 80-85% of which is free of cost to the poor. The overall capacity to help the blind, in the state is insufficient, and significant parts of Bihar are left woefully (and desperately) short of an effective and accessible eye care service. Rural parts of Bihar – where most of the population live and who are typically at the low-end of the socio-economic scale – are especially under-served. The girls we educate, skill, empower and train forms the human resource pool driving Akhand Jyoti’s curable blindness elimination efforts helping us reach out to the poor in these under-served regions.