The Aloka Vision Programme

The Aloka Vision Programme

The need for affordable yet good quality spectacles in rural and unserved regions of India is massive. In a country whose population lives predominantly in rural regions, accessibility and affordability of health care products and services, such as eye care, remains an issue. The “Aloka Vision Programme”, initiated and supported by ZEISS, aims to change the landscape of vision care in such areas through entrepreneurial network, technology, innovation, quality spectacles and raising awareness for the benefits of clear vision.

Local entrepreneurs will be trained in basic eye care, screening of people and dispensing of spectacles as well as in entrepreneurial skills. This opportunity helps locals to earn a livelihood or add this business onto their existing livelihood. Using technology, the Aloka entrepreneurs will be connected to an optometrist, which ensures high quality screening and service to the rural customer.

Aloka is not designed to be a philanthropic activity. It is designed as a sustainable venture for all involved.
 

Training

A motivated local entrepreneur will be trained by ZEISS experts in screening people, dispensing spectacles and entrepreneurial skills with emphasis on quality.

Technology

Our technology solutions ensure smooth refraction and vision test, instant order placement, ophthalmological support and transparency over the entire value chain. 

End-to-End Support

Leave behind the hassles of maintaining an inventory, and focus on serving your customers and the development of your own business. 

Join Aloka

Be part of the Aloka Vision Programme network to change how we provide vision care services in rural and other unserved regions in India. You can join our programme in two ways:

1// Partner with us:

We are creating a network of partners who are either providing health care or livelihood opportunities in rural areas. What we offer is a modular programme that allows you to build onto your strengths:

  • Training
    Motivated local entrepreneurs will be trained by our experts in screening people, dispensing spectacles and entrepreneurial skills with emphasis on quality
  • Marketing
    We will support you with shop branding and local marketing efforts in order to create local awareness on the service offered.
  • Technology
    By using technology, we will enable local entrepreneurs and ensure quality screening. Furthermore, we use a technology solution to instantly place spectacle orders for quick processing and delivery.
  • End-to-end-support
    With our end-to-end support, our partner and the local entrepreneurs can leave behind the hassles of maintaining an inventory, placing and tracking orders and timely dispensing to the customers.
  • Margin Share
    As a partner, you can expect a margin share on the sales of spectacles to cover all operational costs.

Requirements for partnering with us:

  • You have or can get access to motivated local entrepreneurs to get trained by us and to provide vision care services together with an optometrist.
  • You have a wide reach and a good reputation in the communities around you
  • You have a minimum space of 4x3 meters to setup the Aloka Vision Centre
  • You have a good internet connectivity in order to connect with the optometrist
     

2// Conduct a camp

Do you want to include vision screening and spectacle dispensing in your existing health camp? Are you located in an area where it is not convenient to set up a space? Would you like to help your community with vision care but are not available to take this up as a full time engagement?

Please contact us in order to discuss possible ways of how we can work together.  

Our partners

ZEISS

ZEISS

Sohum Innovation Lab

Sohum Innovation Lab

GIZ – Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit

 

develoPPP.de was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to foster the involvement of the private sector at the point where business opportunities and development policy initiatives intersect.
 

CTRD Trust

CTRD Trust

Pollinate Energy

Pollinate Energy

Sita Devi Foundation

Sita Devi Foundation

Jeevan Tirth

Jeevan Tirth

Jeevan Tirth

Impact India Foundation

Jeevan Tirth

Community Based Health Project (CBHP)

 

Among the growing network of partners and volunteers we welcome organisations like STEPS, individuals like Preeta Balaji and institutions as Goraksha Medical as well as ZEISS colleagues and supporters from all over the world.  

Contact Us:

If you would like to know more about our programme, partner or work with us, feel free to contact us:

E-mail: aloka .visionpartners .ext @zeiss .com
Landline: 080022580408
 

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