Aditi Shah a Vision-Aid student
These were the comments in the Vision-Aid guest book by our esteemed guest, Ms. Alice Crasto, Regional Director of Sight Savers International, who visited the Vision-Aid Center in Visakhapatnam (Vizag) India . Ms. Crasto, along with a team of senior officers from Sight Saver’s International’s Indian Office in Mumbai, spent around two hours in the center first observing the computer training classes which were in progress with three visually impaired students and later spending time in observing a patient undergoing comprehensive low vision evaluation and rehabilitation. SSI is a UK based NGO that promotes eye care all around the world, and at this time a partnership between SSI and Vision-Aid is being explored by both organizations to see how the organizations could work together to benefit the visually impaired in under-served areas.
Sarfaraz A Khan, MD, Director, Vision Rehab. L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.* Dr. Khan visited the Vizag Center in Visakhapatnam, India, a project supported by Vision-Aid.
Mr.A.K.Mittal, Regional Director, National Inst. for the Visually Handicapped, Government of India. This message was given at the conclusion of a free week-long training session for school teachers jointly organized by Vision-Aid and NIVH.
Sriram Sonty, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sonty visited the Vizag Center in Visakhapatnam, India, a project supported by Vision-Aid.
Dr. K. Ilango, MD, Head, Low Vision Center, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India.*
Dr. Nishta Dewani, Sight Savers International, Mumbai Office. Dr. Dewani made this comment during her visit to VisionAid Vizag.
* In the area of Vision Rehab., L V Prasad Eye Institute and Aravind Eye Hospital belong to a select group of facilities that are recognized as South East Asian World Health Organization Collaborating Centres of Excellence for prevention of blindness.