About Us

ORGANIZATIONAL Raison d'être To Eliminate Avoidable Blindness from India

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – India is a national forum for eliminating avoidable blindness by year 2020. It is a key driver of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) joint global initiative for eliminating avoidable blindness.

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – India was launched in 2004.

It is a collaborative effort of, INGOs, NGOs, eye care organisations in India and the Government to coordinate and advocate for improved eye care programs; gaining and sharing knowledge and think solutions together to achieve quality, comprehensive and equitable eye care.

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – India’s programs and actions plans are aligned with government’s programme of National Programme for Control of Blindness. Our programmes are focused on developing all the departments in our member organisations’ eye hospitals.
We enjoy a large member base of eye care organisations across the country.

Our key strengths are our leadership, passion, knowledge, skills, experience and commitment brought together by like-minded member organizations to fulfill our vision and mission.

80% of blindness in India is because of cataract and uncorrected refractive errors. History has provided us (VISION 2020 INDIA Forum) with a unique privilege and opportunity to work as a team in mission mode with a laser sharp focus - to eliminate avoidable blindness to a level that it ceases to be a public health problem for our citizens residing in our 626 districts in India.

We are doing this by focusing on six key strategic areas to produce an impact, i.e.,

  1. Advocacy for Eye Health
  2. Policy & Program Development
  3. Quality in Eye Care
  4. Resource Mobilization & Sustainability
  5. Resource Center
  6. Organizational Development



An India free of avoidable blindness, where every citizen enjoys the gift of sight and the visually challenged have enhanced quality of life as a right.


To work with eye care organizations in India for the elimination of avoidable blindness by provision of equitable and affordable services as well as rehabilitation of visually challenged persons through development of appropriate policies, quality standards, advocacy, training, and promotion of best practices with a special emphasis on the poor and marginalized sections of society and under served areas.


VISION 2020: The Right to Sight  INDIA is committed to being a transparent, accountable, inclusive and sustainable organization that respects all its members and stakeholders whose participation is actively sought in democratic decision-making and organizational learning. We promote quality and equity in eye care, with the highest ethical standards.


  1. Advocacy
  2. Policy & Programme Development
  3. Quality Eye care
  4. Resource Mobilization & Sustainability
  5. Resource Centre
  6. Organizational Capacity


  1. Advocacy
  2. Co-ordination
  3. Government Liaison
  4. Best Practices
  5. Capacity Building
  6. Human Resource Development
  7. Monitoring
  8. Information
  9. Sustainability