The Sankara Eye Centre, located on Sathy Road under Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical trust celebrated 34 years of service to the community. It is a 500 bed state of the art Eye Care Institution providing comprehensive eye care to all. It was established on 5.26 acres donated by N. Nataraj with the help of their chairman S.V. Balasubramaniam, G.V. Eswar, and other individuals.

The institution has now grown into a chain of eight hospitals in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Union Territories of Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Uttarakhand. The ninth hospital is nearing completion at Ludhiana in Punjab. The hospital will also come up in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

The hospital which performs 500 free eye surgeries everyday for the economically weaker sections, aims at providing vision to one million underprivileged people every year once the centre is spread all over the country.

As a part of the 34{+t}{+h}year of their community services a series of eye care camps will be organised, said R.V. Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee of the eye centre.