About 40 lakh people in the country were blind because of corneal problems. The number increased by 30,000 to 45,000 people every year.But, as against such a huge demand, only 7,500 eyes were donated a year in India, compared to about a lakh 100,000 in the U.S. People should be aware of eye donation. They should spread the message among their family members and across society. Every person should let his or her intention to donate eyes after death known to their family members. In case of anyone dying in the neighbourhood, one must try and persuade the relatives to donate the eyes of the deceased. Each pair of eyes would give sight to two persons, as they would get an eye each.
The nearest eye bank could be contacted. Organisations such as Lions clubs and Rotary clubs could also be contacted as they had a good network with the eye banks.