About Us

Mahatma Eye Research Foundation is a charitable society, registered under Govt. of Kerala (Reg no 767/2005), located at Kozhikode. Since its inception in 2005 we have been workin in the rehabilitation of blind and visually impired. Assisting visually challenged people and enabling them to live independent life through education, training, counseling, communication, technology and mobility. Now we want to provide training and use of modern digital gadgets for day to day life to make them self sufficient. Our mission is eradication of needless blindness and rehabilitation of blind and visually challenged. Governing body is headed by Dr.Aysha Guharaj, who is the current president of the foundation.

Eye health remains a major public health problem, in India. India is home to nearly 1/5th of world’s blind people: an estimated 18.7 million are blind and another two million suffer from vision impairment. This alarming problem concerning vision of Indian citizen can be overcome by rehabilitation and training in the use of optical and non-optical aids. However this facility is scarce especially in our region.

Eye care facilities range from excellent in certain urban pockets to non-existent in remote areas. Eye care facilities are expensive and unaffordable to majority of population. Our venture is to ‘break the ice; the imbalance between rich and poor, urban and rural in the eye care delivery system.

Primary service of an eye hospital is to provide visual rehabilitation service to its patient. In many ophthalmic hospital in Kerala as well as across India is rarely practiced. Training can never be completed unless the person has the right tool in his or her hand to get trained. We wish to establish a centre of excellence in visual rehabilitation with state-of-the-art facility along with the assistance of world class leader in this field - the Perkins School of Blind and Light House International. In the rehabilitation area this centre can provide free training and counseling services to people who lose their eye sight for various reasons and a store which makes available visual aid products for the patients.

Best way to support the visually challenged is by being involved. Donate to us to helps blind and visually impaired rehabilitation programme and be a supported

Your involvement will help highlight the importance of a community working together to make a positive difference in the lives of blind and visually impaired.
Donate and become a member of Mahatma Eye Research Foundation to help blind and visually impaired rehabilitation programme and be a supporter!
Membership is open to all both blind and sighted.
The impact of blindness affects everyone, Mahatma Eye Research Foundation cannot work alone, we appeal to you to help us achieve our goal, by empowering persons whose sight cannot be restored with necessary tools and skills for life.
Life membership fee Rs.5,000/- (Rupees Five thousand only)
Contribution can be remitted online & offline, the following:-

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Bank details:
Bank : Indian Overseas Bank
Account No: 089901000013161
IFS CODE : IOBA0000899
Branch : Chevayur

Office Address:
Puthalath Eye Hospital,
Ph: 0495-2744446, 2744443, Mob: 9447077496


Our Mission

Eradication of avoidable blindness & rehaliblitation of visually impaired

Our Plan

We wish to establish a centre for excellence in visual rehabilitation with state of the art facility. This centre can provide training, counselling and make available visual aids and modern gadgets

Our Vision

Vision care for all


Community outreach programme

One of the main objectives of MERF is to take high quality eye care to the doorsteps of millions of rural people.

Mobile school for blind

To training and rehabilitation the visually impaired people at their doorsteps.

Drug bank

for glaucoma patients- To provide glaucoma medicine free of cost to people of BPL category.

School screening programme

To reduce the blindness among the children

Diabetic retinopathy screening programme

Diabetic related eye decease is one of the main cause of acquired blindness

Call To Action

MERF conducting Marathon on April 5th Sunday 2020 at Kozhikode beach

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Number of Outreach Camps


Total Patients Examined


Refered for detailed examination


Patients with Cataract Operated

Our Portfolio

  • All
  • Eye Screening Programmes
  • Awareness programme
  • Future Plans
  • In media


Vidhyarambham for visually impired

Awareness programme

Eye Donation

School Screening

Vision Corridoor Inauguration

Eye screening camp

Eye screening camp for Kudumbasree

Eye screening

Eye screening camp for auto drivers

Eye screening camp

At post metric hostel on Ambedkar Jayanthi

Traffic Awareness Programme

Programme conducted by Motor Vehicle Department

Eye Screening

For motor workers on World Labours day. Distributed 324 spectacles at free of cost

Bullet Rally

From Calicut to Agumbe on World Glaucoma Day

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We need your support to achieve our goal of providing excellent vision care to the people.

Anyone can help. Presentation of sight and prevention of blindness is a means to ensure fundamental human rights, which can provide opportunities for various groups and individuals to contribute. So we look forward for support and co-operation from philanthropic and benevolent person, institutions and trusts to come forward and donate generously to this worthy cause to help the poor and the under privileged. You can join as a life member of MERF and donate. You can contact us on Ph:04095-2744446, 2744443, Mob:9447077496, Email:merfoundationclt12@gmail.com

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Registered as a charitable trust under society act of government of Kerala Reg no:767/2005
Dedicated governing body :

Dr.Aysha Guharaj




Dr.Suresh Puthalath


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