Originating from that inspired vision two decades back, Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO) became a reality in 1992. LAICO, established with the support of the Lions Club International SightFirst Programme and Seva Sight Programme, is Asia? first international training facility for blindness prevention workers from India and other parts of the world.
Driven by a mission to contribute to the prevention and control of global blindness, the institute trains health-related and managerial personnel in the development and implementation of efficient and sustainable eye care programmes. It accomplishes this objective through the broad environment of Aravind Eye Hospitals and Aravind Medical Research Foundation.
Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology,
72, Kuruvikaran Salai, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu