An expert ophthalmologist, an exceedingly successful entrepreneur, a diligent social worker and a noble individual, Dr. Tejal Dalal had founded Tej Eye Center (TEC) in Gandhinagar in August 2000 with the mission of “Vision for everyone and solo motive of helping thousands of people to avoid the bane of blindness.
With the compassion and ethos of its founder institutionalized in the organization, Tej Eye Center (TEC) does “CARE” for the entire society at large, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, status or geography –
C – Camps – Free eye check-ups
A – Awareness (educational) initiatives
R – Reach (outreach programs to all sections of society)
E – Eye Donation drives
Camps – Free eye and diabetes check-ups :
TEC has conducted 1500+ “Free Eye Check-up & Diabetic Camps” attended by more than 1.5 lakh patients across villages, cities, corporate, government sectors across Gujarat.
Dr. Tejal Dalal personally participates and invests in these camps to promote regular eye check-ups, eye wellness guidelines and early identification of problems to avoid blindness in future.
Awareness (educational) initiatives :
Dr. Tejal Dalal has conducted 400+ awareness lectures on Avoidable Blindness and its eradication
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is emerging to be one of the major causes of blindness. As there isn’t much needed awareness of DR and associated symptoms, patient problems are identified very late. In partnership with other medical practitioners, Dr. Dalal is conducting multiple initiatives at tertiary level to spread its awareness in the society.
Eye screening is conducted at schools across Ahmedabad as a part of social responsibility endeavors. We conduct educative programs for school teachers and parents to help detect eye problems at an early age. Similarly while doing corporate eye screening, we make them aware of Computer Vision syndrome (CVS) and ways to reduce its impact on eye health.
Reach (outreach programs) :
TEC’s social initiatives span across villages, schools, religious communities and corporates. Keeping the Upanishad ethos, “Tamso Ma Jyotir Gamaya” in mind, Dr. Dalal and TEC team continuously strive to reach maximum people possible and always inch closer towards the mission “Vision for everyone”.
Dr. Tejal Dalal has started an initiative “Vision for everyone” where they encourage people to donate their old frames which TEC can refit with corrective glasses to help needy children and elderly for free. To date, TEC has helped many needy people with such refitted glasses, thanks to strong support and frames’ donation by people
Eye Donation :
Dr. Dalal worked with Gujarat state and central government of India to allow paramedical staff to collect corneas from donor.
This breakthrough in policy has tremendously increased eye donations in villages, expanded employment for paramedical staff and enabled eye transplants for thousands of people.
She took initiative and organized Rally on 10th October 2013 in Gandhinagar to create awareness for Eye Donation. The Rally was flagged off by Hon’ble Health Minister of Gujarat Shri Nitinbhai Patel. Around 1500 people pledged to donate their eyes.
Dr. Dalal believes deeply that “there is no feeling better than compassion which you can fulfill through your profession” and hence, TEC members go beyond their profession to help tens of thousands of people and bring joy to their family! Objective is to eradicate “any avoidable form of blindness”.
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