Vision Express Inc
In December 2011, under the leadership and organization of Rakesh Agarwal, CEO of Rug & Home, 8 volunteers from the U.S., including 4 students from Yale University, traveled to India for a 3-day health clinic in the region outside of Varanasi (Benares), India, home to roughly 7 million people. They quickly realized that blindness from cataracts is a widespread problem amongst women in these remote areas. Vision Express was born as a result of this finding. Vision Express aims to restore sight and, one day, eradicate blindness, among the underprivileged population of Indian women.