Sankara’s ‘Mission for Vision’ aims to provide freedom from avoidable and preventable blindness. To accomplish this objective, Sankara Eye Foundation organised a massive vision screening program for 14,918 school-going children across India through its different units on Nov 13, 2014 on account of Children’s Day. Of these 515 were found with refractive error and 115 were referred for further examination. Sankara units that participated were Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, Sankara Eye Hospital, Vijayawada and Sankara Eye Hospital, Kanpur. 
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru had organised vision screening in Bengaluru and in Kanakapura. In Bengaluru, the Sankara team visited four schools - Army Public School, KV MEG & Centre, KV Railway Colony & KV NAL. In Kanakapura, 31 schools participated. Thirty teachers from these schools were trained to conduct primary screening i.e measuring visual acuity, how to identity common eye problems / diseases & live demonstration of assessing vision of children in school on Nov 3, 2014. Screening conducted in Kanakapura was in collaboration with Dr Rajkumar Trust and Bidadi Druggist and Chemist Association.
This screening was possible by joining hands with College of Optometry, Sankara Academy of Vision. About 90 personnel including optom interns and optometrists were involved. Sankara Eye Hospital Kanpur and Sankara Eye Hospital, Vijayawada conducted vision screening at schools with Sankara’s team.