Third Eye Vision

To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi,
Sivananda Yogini Veronica Ruelas is:

"Being the change she wants to see in the world."

Loss of sight is sometimes considered the greatest tragedy next to death, yet millions are suffering with PREVENTABLE blindness, which means the visual impairment can be prevented or treated.

Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million live in India.

Our goal is to help them.

This is where our story begins:

In 2008 we traveled to India and visited the very remote Himalayan town of Uttarkashi. We immediately fell in love with this rural area and its people.

The agricultural and labor nature of this society puts them at a greater risk for cataracts. Dense cataracts due to high elevation, strong sun exposure and no UV protection are very common, including in people as young as the age of 30.

We have gone yearly since 2008 allowing us to track our patients, including the ones we referred for surgery to the local hospital.

We learned, with astonishment, that patients were coming out worse than when they went in. This is mainly due to lack of equipment, manpower and education.

Our mission is to help raise funds to establish an eye clinic in this remote area, providing access to quality eye care.

Going there and helping them from time to time does help, but we want to do something more sustainable.



The clinic’s structure is currently being built by locals on donated land out of brick and mortar. This empowers them as they are working and contributing to their community.

The clinic will provide comprehensive eye care and glasses, along with cataract and other minor surgeries. We plan to create a sustainable clinic where international doctors can come to treat and provide training to the local hospital doctors and staff.

Imagine the possibilities!

All donations will be used to purchase the ophthalmic equipment needed to ensure the people of this region have access to quality eye care, glasses and cataract surgery.

We invite you to join us on our mission and share in our passion to restore lives by restoring vision. Making a difference one person, one family, one community at a time.

We have partnered with our friends at Give2Asia so that your contribution is tax deductible.

93% of your donation will go directly towards our mission (and we hope yours now as well).
7% will go to Give2Asia to cover administrative costs.

Thank you in advance for your donation,
Veronica and the thirdeyevision team

T  Total Transparency.
H  Humbly helping and healing wherever and whenever possible.
I   Integrity within ourselves and our thirdeyevision partners. 
R  Radiate love, compassion and a little humor.
D  Do good. Be good.
Enjoy ourselves and share joy with others. 
Y  You can make a difference!
E  Empower those who grant us the opportunity to serve them.

EMAIL  THIRDEYEVISIONTEAM@GMAIL.COM TO DONATE:
  • Your skills & medical services
  • Used or New Ophthalmic Equipment & Instruments
  • Glasses
All donations will be used to purchase the ophthalmic equipment needed to ensure the people of this region have access to quality eye care, glasses and cataract surgery.
 
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