Free Eye Screening in the City – Hindustan Times
Dr Nishant Kumar, leading ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon started Eyebetes Foundation to create awareness about diabetes and blindness. They provide free screening for diabetes, hypertension, vision problems and blinding eye conditions like diabetes, glaucoma and other retinal conditions. Since 2016 the foundation has organised events at Lalbaughcha Raja, Haji Ali Dargah and Siddhivinayak Temple where more than 80,000 people have been screened for free. On June 15, 2019, in collaboration with the Thane Collector, 1,234 rural and tribal diabetics were screened for free for diabetic eye and kidney damage. In 2016, Eyebetes Foundation and Dr Kumar created a Guinness World Record for Most Diabetic Screening in 8 Hours.