Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
SN Doorstep Eye care for Elders and Differently Abled Launched
SN DEED Services Vehicle

India’s 75th Independence Day, 15th August 2022, marks the auspicious occasion of the inauguration of the Sankara Nethralaya Doorstep Eye care for Elderly and Differently-abled (SN DEED).

Among the elderly, eye diseases are common and the resulting visual impairment leads to depression, falls, hospital admissions, and increased mortality. Senior citizens find it difficult to visit eye care centers to access proper eye care services because of their dependency on others. Therefore, Sankara Nethralaya’s DEED initiative of offering eye care services in the comfort of their homes would effectively reach those who need of this service. Through this initiative, patients who need further care and treatment can avail of hospital services through the Fast Track channel.

Sankara Nethralaya’s DEED eye examination includes:

  • Detailed History taking ocular and systemic illness including FALLS
  • Vision check
  • Lensometry (Glass power check)
  • Refraction (Eye power check)
  • Extra ocular Movement
  • Pupillary Examination
  • Intra Ocular pressure (Eye pressure check using Tonopen/ Perkins Tonometer)
  • Anterior Segment evaluation (Handheld slit lamp Biomicroscope)
  • Posterior segment (retina) evaluation (using Non Mydriatic Fundus camera)
  • Counselling
  • Management
  • Glass prescription
  • Optical dispensing
  • Primary low vision care
  • Teleconsultation
  • Referral
Vision check
Slit lamp examination
IOP evaluation
Fundus examination

If a patient requires further intervention from Ophthalmologists- the SN DEED coordinator will facilitate a teleconsultation with an ophthalmologist or an appointment will be scheduled at the hospital.

For an appointment with SN DEED Eye care at home for your beloved elders and or differently abled family members kindly contact the Coordinator Contact Phone No: 9380240750 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Eligible age criteria: Elders of 65 years and above, differently abled of any age

Service access area: 30 kms distance from Sankara Nethralaya, Nungambakkam

Service access days: All working days (Monday to Saturday)

*SN DEED is really a Friend in Need

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