Awards: Best NGO in the year 2002 by State Government of Andhra Pradesh for delivering quality eye care services to the poor and needy people.
In 2005, the hospital was identified as one of the 6 best hospitals out of 2000 surveyed in the region.The survey was conducted by BBC World in association with Sightsavers for the visit of HM Sir John Major, the Former – Prime Minister of UK,
Our hospital is the first eye hospital to be empaneled under Dr. YSR Aarogyasree Health Scheme of the Government of Andhra Pradesh and provides cashless services to all BPL people covered under the scheme.
Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital & Institute is one of the leading eye hospitals in Andhra Pradesh providing 7 sub specialities for eye treatment. We provide quality, comprehensive and affordable eye care to the people of Andhra Pradesh through our main hospital and secondary centres across the state. Through our community outreach programmes, we provide eye care to those living in rural areas, who cannot access eye care.
We have 16 well-qualified, experienced ophthalmologists specializing in sub-specialties of ophthalmology rendering services not only to the people of Visakhapatnam but also to the neighbouring districts of Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and also to the adjacent state of Odisha under able the leadership of CEO, Mrs. KBN Manimala.
In 1997, the hospital was established and started functioning from a 2000 square feet two-room rented premises near the foothills of Simhachalam, a reputed pilgrim in Visakhapatnam.
In the first year of operations, the hospital focussed on cataract surgeries. Thereafter Vitreo Retina and Paediatric Ophthalmology services were added in 1999.