"Vision for a Cause" a Project Undertaken for Providing Vision Care to Under-Privileged School Children

Vision for a Cause” is a project undertaken by Round Table India in partnership with ZEISS India and Optometry Council of India (OCI), for conducting vision screening and providing quality vision care. The Project would involve awareness raising, screening and dispensing of spectacles, to Under-Privileged School Children in Hosur, Dharmapuri and Thiruvanamalai Districts.


Round Table India will identify a number of schools which have been constructed by them in the past or part of their current database, wherein Under-Privileged school children don’t have the opportunities or means for better vision care. Optometry Council of India (OCI) will visit these identified schools and their well-qualified Optometrists will screen the students and identify and prescribe spectacles to them and refer with follow up for any eye ailments. ZEISS India will collect all data from OCI about refractive error, frames and measurements of all the students treated and provide free spectacles to these students within 8 days of collecting this data. ZEISS India would be providing up to 1,50,000 free spectacles to the under-privileged children under this project – with support of ZEISS’ Aloka Vision Programme and Miracle of Sight, a registered charity established by ZEISS employees.


The “Vision for a cause” Project will be inaugurated by signing the MOU on 21st Feb 2018 at The Taj Gateway, Residency Road Bangalore.


On Behalf of Round Table India President Christopher Aravinth, and Area Chairman Priyesh Shah would be present to sign the MOU with ZEISS India represented by Dr. Premjeeth Moodbidri and Nitin Sisodia and, Optometry Council of India represented by Dr. Lakshmi Shinde.


Commenting on the occasion, Tr. Priyesh Shah, Area Chairman Round Table India Area VI said, “Vision for a Cause is our pilot project for vision screening of underprivileged students across few districts, we are committed to this project and will ensure going forward to take this project across the country for all the needy students who deserve better vision care.”


Round Table India is committed to serve the society, starting from small projects directed towards community service to larger projects focused on community development. Round Table India is also focused on providing basic infrastructure for primary education in rural India, through their long term National Project “Freedom through Education reaching out to educate underprivileged children.


About Round Table India

Round Table India is an organization of non-political and non-sectarian conduct welcoming young men, aged between 18 and 40. It aims to promote service, fellowship and goodwill in National and International affairs. Round Table India provides a range of social and community service related opportunities through the Fellowship of its members. The Tablers of RTI form friendship, shape lives and make substantial difference in the lives of people, beyond the organization itself.


We believe that true freedom for an individual comes only through education. Over the last few years, Round Tables in India have really put in a lot of effort to provide infrastructure in schools. By now, RTI has been successful in building over 4000+ class rooms at a cost of over Rs. 120 crores benefiting over One Million children. To support all the service oriented activities of RTI, Tablers organize their own fundraising events. The involvement, efforts and financial support that the Tablers have been extending, continue to be the primary source of fundraising for the RTI. Year after year, sustained efforts are put in to support the Table’s community service programs through fundraising in various ways. In Bangalore Round Table India has been regularly conducting two flagship events Pride of Karnataka and Titans of Media.


For more information on Round Table India please visit our website



ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics and with its solutions, ZEISS constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress.


Responsibility is of key importance and has a long tradition at ZEISS. As a company operating under the umbrella of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the ZEISS Group has been implementing the stipulations on social responsibility anchored in the Foundation Statute for over 125 years. These include environmental protection, social commitment, ethical behavior and sustainable improvements in the value chain.


Read more and see the Sustainability Report of ZEISS at


About Optometry Council of India

Optometry Council of India (OCI) is a self-regulatory body that has been established in September 2012 under the Company Act. It has been registered under the company act 25A (Not for Profit Company).


Indian Optometry Federation (I0F) and Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) have together established a private, peer regulating Optometry Council of India (OCI).


Source: NV1


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