Seva Foundation

  • Strengthening the Capacity and Learning to Effectively Deliver Quality Eyecare (SCALE) Project:

    Supported by Seeing is Believing (CSR wing of Standard Chartered Bank UK) through Seva to increase the provision of comprehensive, quality eye care by building the capacity of eye hospitals through training, coaching, demand generation and systems strengthening.

  • SoHum Project:

    The project supported by Jerry Jones is a multiorganizational effort of LAICO and Seva. The purpose of the project is to help more people regain vision, by partnering with existing and new eye hospitals. Under this approach, such partnering hospitals will be mentored on achieving operational excellence, increasing volumes, reaching the community effectively and becoming sustainable, financially and otherwise. The project will support the hospitals to put in place best practices, IT systems for operations and quality management. In addition to mentoring its own cohort of eye hospitals, LAICO will also work with Seva and the network of mentor institutions to accelerate the additional number of people served.

  • Eyexcel:

    Training program for Eye Hospitals who want to become a training centre for their region.

Hilton Cataract Initiative:

  • Hilton Cataract Initiative:

    An Entrepreneurial Approach to Increasing Access to Cataract Surgical Services in Sub-Saharan Africa. This project aims to enhance cataract surgical rates in selected areas of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with a focus on efficiency, quality and reaching the poor. LAICO in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is working with five hospitals in Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Ethiopia.

Lavelle Fund for the Blind

  • Lavelle Capacity Building Project:

    The overall goal of the project is to develop 25 already existing eye hospitals in Indian sub-continent to perform high volume, high quality surgical volumes optimizing their capacity, making them financially sustainable and proactively address the community’s eye care needs.


  • ICMR:

    Support for Research Methodology Workshop


  • TOMS:

    TOMS One-for-One Giving in Sight Program links the purchaser of a pair of TOMS eyewear with a person in need whose sight is saved or restored. The sight restoring and sight saving services which TOMS supports include surgery, eyeglasses, and urgently needed medical treatment. For the past 6 years, we had projected 6 project cycles with 11 partner hospitals for TOMS project.


  • LCIF:

    The phase II of an epidemiology survey –
    Comprehensive Eye Care Workload Assessment (CEWA).

LAICO also colloborates with:

  • Acumen, USA
  • Aravind Eye Foundation, USA
  • Bloomberg School of Public Health, John’s Hopkins University, USA
  • Centre for Innovation in Public Systems, Hyderabad, India
  • Fred Hallows Foundation, Australia
  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
  • International Agency for Prevention of Blindness, UK
  • International Council for Ophthalmology, UK
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Orbis International, USA
  • Seva Canada Society, Vancouver, Canada
  • SightSavers, UK
  • Standard Chartered Bank, UK
  • The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, UK
  • University of Michigan, USA
  • Vision 2020: The right to sight, India
  • Wellcome Trust, UK
  • World Health Organization, Switzerland