Vision Friend Sakib Gore, the Driving force behind our mission, embarked on an extraordinary journey that began with the humblest of beginnings. Born into an agricultural household, Sakib's early education came to a halt in the 7th grade due to financial instability within his family. He had to find work where he could, leading him to labor on trucks.
In the back of those trucks, silently witnessing the Same challenges of Curable Blindness That His family Faced in His Early Childhood being faced by people in rural areas but on a much larger scale, Sakib's life took a profound turn. He encountered the heart-wrenching reality of curable blindness and refractive disorders, especially among the underprivileged. This experience ignited a purpose within him, a desire to bring light and hope to those living in the darkness of untreated eye conditions.
A heart brimming with compassion and a determination to create change, Sakib Gore founded Vision Friend Sakib Gore in 1992. His incredible journey from a truck laborer to a visionary leader underscores his unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of thousands. Sakib's story is a testament to the transformative power of dedication, empathy, and the unyielding belief that a brighter, more inclusive future is possible.
At Vision Friend Sakib Gore, we are on a clear mission – to provide free eye care services, raise awareness about curable blindness, and make eyewear accessible to school children, the elderly, and communities in rural areas of Maharashtra, India. Beyond medical procedures, our work embraces education, empathy, and empowerment. We're dedicated to providing free cataract surgeries, free specs, and ensuring everyone can see clearly and live their lives to the fullest. Our commitment extends to the heart of our work – instilling hope and clarity.
We believe that vision is a fundamental right, and we're on a relentless journey to make that vision a reality for all. With our Vision Friend Eyewear initiative, we aim to provide affordable eyewear to cities and towns, ensuring that even urban areas benefit from our vision-enhancing Affordable solutions. Our world's first Vision Friend Social Center stands as a testament to our commitment to educate, empower, and making eye health accessible to all. Our comprehensive approach encompasses free eye care services, raising awareness about curable blindness, and bridging the gap between blurred vision and clarity.
In a world where many organizations rely on donations to fuel their missions, Vision Friend Sakib Gore takes a distinctive path. We believe in self-sufficiency as a key principle of our work. We don't accept donations, and yet, we've been able to achieve significant milestones. Sakib Gore personally funds the organization, emphasizing his unwavering commitment to the cause.
Our approach goes beyond providing free eye care services, affordable eyewear, and raising awareness about curable blindness. We are also committed to ensuring that our initiatives are financially sustainable. This self-sufficiency is driven by our social enterprise, Vision Friend Eyewear, which operates in urban areas. Through this endeavor, we not only make eyewear more affordable but also generate the resources needed to continue our work without the need for external funding.
The heart of our self-sufficiency lies in the belief that the impact we create should be self-sustaining. By offering quality eyewear in urban areas and utilizing a part of the proceeds to fund Free Eyewear, Free cataract surgeries, and awareness campaigns in rural regions, we've built a circle of impact that perpetuates itself. This approach is essential in our mission to make eye care accessible to all, and it underlines our commitment to efficiency and accountability.
In an age where sustainable solutions are paramount, Vision Friend Sakib Gore's self-sufficient formula, personally funded, sets a significant example of how social initiatives can thrive without the dependency on donations, paving the way for long-lasting change that benefits the underprivileged and society as a whole.
Our journey to make a difference has led us to remarkable achievements:
Currently Our services Span to 1217 Adivasi Hamlets, villages, cities, and towns. This extensive reach allows us to touch lives where it matters most.
We've conducted over 20 lakh free eye check-ups, ensuring that individuals, especially in underserved areas, have access to essential eye care.
focusing on eradicating curable blindness, we've successfully performed 56,000 free cataract surgeries. Each surgery not only restores sight but also brings joy, independence, and economic opportunities.
Our commitment to quality education and Life extends to providing a clear vision to children and individuals. We've distributed over 15 lakh Free high-Quality spectacles, enabling educational opportunities, improved productivity, and a better life.
These numbers represent more than statistics; they embody our dedication to making a tangible impact on the lives of thousands. Through eye care, we're empowering communities and creating a brighter, more promising future for all. To achieve their goals.
Vision Friend Awareness Campaigns extend a hand of hope and knowledge across 1217 diverse locales, including villages, towns, and cities. Here's a closer look at how these campaigns touch lives:
Mobile Messengers: Our specially-equipped vehicles with robust speakers ensure that our vital message resonates with all, even in the most remote areas.
Information in Hand: We distribute informative handbills and pamphlets that act as a bridge connecting knowledge to action.
Seeing Through Their Eyes: Our innovative Cataract Simulation Masks let you experience the world through the eyes of those grappling with cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.
Eye-Opening Documentaries: Our campaigns feature screenings of "In Pursuit of Light," a poignant documentary that sheds light on the challenges faced by those living with eye conditions. It also emphasizes the transformational impact of simple solutions, such as cataract surgery.
Educational Initiatives: Our outreach extends to schools, where we ignite curiosity and concern in young minds through informative sessions and eye health screenings.
Pioneering with Technology for Brighter Vision: Our Vision Friend Awareness Campaigns are at the forefront of innovation, leveraging technology to spread knowledge and awareness of eye health across diverse communities.
Here's a glimpse of our high-tech approach:
Virtual Reality (VR): Immerse yourself in the world of eye health through our VR experiences. Walk in the shoes of those with vision disorders, gaining a profound understanding of the challenges they face.
Augmented Reality (AR): See the world through the lens of eye health. AR elements overlay information about common eye disorders, their prevention, and the available treatments.
Mixed Reality (MR): MR merges the virtual and real worlds seamlessly. Our MR experiences transport you to an eye clinic, making you part of the journey from diagnosis to treatment.
3D Simulations: Our 3D models vividly illustrate the human eye and common eye disorders, making complex medical information accessible to all.
Through these technological marvels, our campaigns break down barriers and empower communities to make informed choices about their eye health. It's a step toward a world where clear vision knows no boundaries.
Our award-winning documentary, "In Pursuit of Light," has received acclaim in over 148 international film festivals worldwide. This powerful film is an emotional journey that sheds light on the challenges faced by individuals living with curable Blindness.
Through heartwarming stories and real-life experiences, "In Pursuit of Light" showcases how a 15-minute cataract surgery or the provision of a pair of glasses can turn lives from darkness to light.
The film emphasizes the importance of early detection, treatment, and eye health awareness, fostering a sense of hope and optimism within the hearts of those who watch. With multiple awards from international film festivals, "In Pursuit of Light" has touched audiences around the globe, inspiring them to prioritize their eye health and join the mission to eradicate curable blindness and refractive disorders.
This acclaimed documentary is more than a film; it's a catalyst for change, dedicated to building a world where vision is a universal right, and preventable blindness is a relic of the past.
At Vision Friend Eyewear, we envision a world where clear vision is not a luxury but a fundamental right. Our mission is simple yet profound: to provide affordable and high-quality eyewear to individuals from all walks of life. With over 32 years of experience in the optical industry, we understand the transformative power of clear vision.
We believe that eyewear is more than a fashion statement; it's a gateway to a brighter future. Poor eyesight should never hinder an individual's potential, which is why we are dedicated to making quality eyewear accessible to everyone.
Our unique business model combines commercial viability with social responsibility. For every pair of eyeglasses purchased, we gift a pair to those in need, specifically in rural areas of India. What sets us apart is the personal touch we add to these gifts—each pair is personalized with the name of the buyer, fostering a deep connection between the giver and the recipient.
When you choose Vision Friend Eyewear, you not only enhance your own vision but also contribute to a greater cause. Our commitment to social impact is unwavering, and through our work, we aim to light up lives, one pair of glasses at a time.
Join us in our mission to make eyewear accessible, raise awareness, and transform lives. Experience the clarity and compassion that define Vision Friend Eyewear.
Our Vision Friend Social Center, the world's first of its kind, stands as a beacon of enlightenment, dedicated to spreading awareness about eye disorders and curable blindness. It's a unique initiative designed to be the epicenter of education, change, and groundbreaking research. Here's what makes our Social Center so remarkable:
World's Largest Cataract Eye and Specs Model: Within our center, we're constructing the world's largest cataract eye and specs model. These educational tools serve to demystify eye conditions, making them more understandable to everyone.
Documentary Screenings: We screen the powerful documentary, "In Pursuit of Light." It vividly illustrates the challenges faced by individuals with cataracts and how a simple 15-minute surgery or a pair of glasses can transform lives from darkness to light.
Immersive Learning Experiences: Our center offers immersive Virtual Reality (VR), MR, 3D experiences that take you into the world of eye health. You'll understand the challenges faced by people with vision disorders, fostering empathy and understanding.
Informative Campaigns: Our space hosts informative campaigns and workshops, shedding light on the importance of early detection and treatment. We emphasize the broader impact of clear vision, including better education and economic well-being.
Larger Than Life-Size Eye Disorder Models: We've crafted eye disorder models larger than life, making even the most intricate eye conditions understandable to all.
Cutting-Edge Research: Our Research Center is committed to advancing the field of eye health. We're dedicated to discovering new insights, innovative Awareness Stratergies, and preventive strategies for vision disorders.
The Vision Friend Social Center with its Research Center serves as a symbol of hope, education, and groundbreaking research. It reinforces our commitment to eliminating curable blindness.
At Vision Friend Sakib Gore, we believe that real change starts with the collective efforts of compassionate individuals like you. Join us on our mission to eradicate curable blindness and empower communities through better eye health. Here's how you can become a part of our journey:
Volunteer with Us: We welcome volunteers who are passionate about making a difference. Whether you want to assist in our awareness campaigns or help organize eye health workshops, your time and dedication can transform lives.
Spread the Word: Awareness is key to our mission's success. Help us raise awareness about curable blindness and the importance of regular eye check-ups. Use your voice to educate and inspire others.
Participate in Campaigns: Join our eye health campaigns and be part of the movement for change. Attend our events, screenings, and workshops to connect with like-minded individuals and make a meaningful impact.
Collaborate with Us: If you or your organization shares our vision, we're open to collaborations and partnerships. Together, we can amplify our efforts and reach more communities in need.
Stay Informed: Keep up with our work, impact, and the latest advancements in eye health by subscribing to our newsletter. Knowledge is a powerful tool for change.
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