MUSE was started with the aim to increase awareness of the different kinds of prevalent eye diseases. It mainly focuses on benefiting the people belonging to the lower income groups who most of the times tend to ignore eye ailments because of the sky soaring expenses. But with the introduction of MUSE, free eye checkups have facilitated them. Around 4000+ people are free from their eye concerns within a year.
MUSE focuses on routine eye checkups for pressure and glasses. These are done by an optician, while other tests like slit lamp eye examination and glaucoma are done by the doctor thereby identifying serious eye ailments in the patients.
Patients needing further treatment in terms of surgery shall avail the same at highly subsidized costs at Bombay City Eye Institute and Research Center at Babulnath as recommended by the doctor at the Medical Center.
It is rightly said that when one initiates a good work, all the problems that were once hurdles, start falling in the right place and multiply the pace of the initiative. Something very similar to this has recently happened with the MUSE Program.
The Taxi Union Leader, Mr. Quadros agreed to fuel this noble initiative by agreeing to affix 20,000 MUSE posters in the taxis. This will greatly help to spread the word about the free Eye checkup center and will benefit the needy sections.