A major hurdle that we face as we begin to address blindness, apart from the medical care facilities, is the cost of service. Aside from proximity to eye-facilities, the inability to afford treatment is the major factor affecting rural care.
Donations of any kind can go a long way, aiding in anything from structural development to individual eye treatment. Dekhon offers donation packages, which show just how far your contribution can go towards changing a life.
| One free consultation for a non-paying patient.
||Covers 1 check-up, and pays for any needed medication, for a non-paying patient.|
||Subsidizes spectacles for 5 non-paying patients.|
||Sponsors 1 cataract surgery for a non-paying patient, including transport, overnight stay, and post-operative drugs, in yours or a loved one's name.|
||Sets up an eye-camp in a rural area, providing free screening for villages of up to 100 and spreading eye-care awareness.|
||Facilitates an entire day of outpatient services including check-ups and medications.|
||Sponsors 2 cataract surgeries a year for 5 years on any date of your choice, in your name or in the name of a loved one.|
||Purchases one cataract surgery instrument set, which can be used to treat hundreds of surgery patients!|
||Aids in the setup of a patient checkup area, or examination room.|
Of course, these are just suggestions, and any amount is welcome! If you don't seek to donate, please spread the word about our project to your family, friends, co-workers or colleagues; verbal support is just as precious as monetary support, and we appreciate your help.
(Online donations to Dekhon will be up and running very soon, please bear with us.)