Orbis and PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital have inaugurated the Green Vision Center (GVC) in Satara, Maharashtra, which aims to provide primary eye care and quality optical services to the communities in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. The GVC is an innovative approach that uses clean solar-powered electricity, energy-efficient electrical fixtures and appliances, and digital data management to transform the vision center. The GVC has also been designed to address the long-drawn issue of data management by deploying digital data management software to improve continuity of care and reduce the use of paper.
The center’s launch is a result of the longstanding partnership of over two decades between PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital and Orbis, which has been instrumental in reaching out to the communities and providing ophthalmic treatments. Shabanam Gulab Mujawar, District Education Officer (Primary), Satara, praised Orbis and PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital’s vision and efforts towards bringing affordable and quality eye care to communities in Satara district. The GVCs are the next step in propelling the communities towards uninterrupted access to eye health services, while contributing to the sustainable development goals, said Derek Hodkey, President and CEO, Orbis International.
The Green Vision Centers offer a new approach that can transform the way primary eye care is provided, bringing eye health services closer to the communities and sustaining the impact delivered. The GVCs are a crucial connect with the communities, improving patient care and data management through the availability of real-time data. Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization that has been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness for over four decades, collaborates with local partners, including hospitals, universities, government agencies, and ministries of health, to deliver accessible quality eye care. PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital is a leading tertiary eye hospital equipped with state-of-the-art technology, offering nine subspecialties in eye care.