Our Vision at Adarsh Charitable Foundation is a world where everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographic location, has access to quality eye care and where preventable causes of vision loss are eliminated.
Our Mission is to find cost effective sustainable solutions to help alleviate preventable vision impairment in the world, providing equal opportunities to all.
The barriers include: Availability, Accessibility, Affordability
We realize the only way to make a difference in solving this daunting task of reducing preventable vision impairment is to find paths to train and retain locals to serve their own communities. Furthermore, we believe in creating efficiencies by using a vertically integrated model of eye care. We will train optometrists and ancillary staff to help provide basic eye care needs and use the limited ophthalmologist resources for surgeries and managing complex disease. We will leverage the newest technologies and AI to access remote areas.
To that end we are partnering with NGOs and non-profitable institutions such as Belize Council of Visual Impairment (BCVI) in Belize, Visualiza in Guatemala and Indian Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF) in India.
The Adarsh Charitable Foundation was created in 2018 by Dr. Inder Singal with the mission to find scalable solutions to alleviate preventable vision impairment in the world. The Foundation works with motivated individuals who have the aspiration to serve their local communities by sponsoring them through medical and optometry schools. This model helps create and foster a culture of sustainability and breaks the greatest barrier in providing eye care, availability.
During the COVID shutdown and observing firsthand the racial disparities and their deleterious effect on health and education, the foundation has diversified its focus to helping locally in Louisville as well. We have partnered with West End School in 2021. We are not only helping a great cause financially, but we are also working towards learning and replicating the model at other places. Over the next few years, we are hoping to establish relationships with two or three local entities to help the West End of Louisville. Adarsh Charitable Foundation is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 83-2843218
Dr. Inder P. Singal earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary where he served as Chief Resident, then continued to The University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, for his fellowship in medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases. Dr. Singal joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2003. While maintaining his clinical and administrative duties at Bennett & Bloom, he received his MBA from Bellarmine University in 2019.
Dr. Singal believes in providing first-class eye care with understanding and compassion. His passion for serving patients reaches far beyond the Kentuckiana region. He has been traveling abroad for more than a decade now to serve the needs of the less fortunate in Belize, Guatemala, Nigeria, and India. Within the last several years, Dr. Singal has committed much of his time to the Belize Council for Visually Impaired, visiting almost quarterly to help provide the gift of sight and improve the quality of life for the people in many villages of Belize. As a matter of fact, he has been to Belize over 25 times, but has not seen the beautiful beaches in Belize yet although it is on the list to do. He has been traveling to Guatemala for the last three years to help train some doctors how to efficiently perform retinal lasers and surgeries, while honing his own cataract surgery skills.
With his desire to constantly improve care to his patients, he continues to research and study eye disease and is widely published in scientific journals and ophthalmology publications. Dr. Singal has presented at national meetings for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
He is a co-curator for Retina Rocks, the world’s largest online multimedia retina image library and bibliography repository. He is currently a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Medical Association, Louisville Ophthalmology Society, and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.