‘The belief that at the heart of every meaningful act is a meaningful human relationship - rather than business jargon, corporate structure, power-seeking and self-advertisement. Humanity is the super-power that has allowed the charity Second Sight to punch way above its weight in 18 years.’
Simon Barnes, writer/journalist.
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‘In terms of value for money or need for financial assistance Second Sight wins hands down over large organisations working in the same field.’
Prof. Philip Bloom, Ophthalmologist, writing in the British Medical Journal 2016
BMJ AWARD 2012 / CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2019 (Association of Optometrists)
‘Founded and run by eye specialists so more focussed on quality of surgery and ethical practise.’
Dr. Utkarsh Bhardwaj
‘Low profile, high impact- at the other extreme to charities with numerous staff, big salaries and top-heavy offices in poor countries.’
John Sandford Smith MBE, Ophthalmologist
50 years experience in the developing world.
‘The backbone of the eradication of blindness in Bihar.’
Thakur Dharmendra Singh
Director, Laxman Eye Hospital, Bihar.
‘Close supervision of funding and standards in this work ensures high quality care at minimal cost for cataract-blind patients.’
Andrew Richards OBE, Ophthalmologist, 50 years experience in the developing world
‘I have worked with many international NGOs but have never seen this way of working. There is no them and us attitude. The focus is simply on the patient.’
Jestin Anthony, MA Social Work Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai