World-class eye care.
Who We Are
Alina Vision is a profit-for-purpose business. Alina Vision is a social enterprise which aims to provide high-quality, accessible, and sustainable eye care for
people of all income levels.
Alina Vision’s purpose is to:
build and operate a network of financially sustainable eyecare centers in underserved markets providing accessible, affordable and high-quality eye care services for people across income levels
support the professional development and aspirations of next generation of eye care leaders
High-quality services also targeted to those with no / limited ability to pay and underserved groups such as women through free surgeries, eye camps, and outreach events.
A cross-subsidization model that offers premium products for fully-paying customers, to ensure Alina Vision can sustainably provide surgeries to those without the ability to pay.
Rigorous in-house training and best-in-class clinical protocols, data analysis, and patient feedback systems resulting in superior surgical outcomes.
Health systems face unprecedented challenges in meeting eye care needs, especially in Alina Vision's target geography of Asia.
Challenge 1: Accessibility
Eye care services are often not easily accessible. Direct costs related to service price and transport (approximately 40-65% of people live in rural areas, but most tertiary hospitals are located in the city) as well as the indirect costs of foregone earnings act as barriers.
Even where trained health workers are available, essential ophthalmic equipment is often not; up to 20% of clinics don't have basic diagnostic or laser equipment.
Challenge 2: Quality
Quality of service delivery is a challenge. Post-operative vision results can be sub-optimal, leading to distrust of services and acting as a barrier to uptake, One of the reasons is a lack of trained human resources; in many Asian countries, there is a severe shortfall of practicing ophthalmologists.
Challenge 3: Equity
Gender inequity is also prevalent. Women are significantly less likely to undergo cataract surgery than men and may resort to self-medication or local remedies.
Our Founding Partners
Alina Vision is made possible through the support of international eye health organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation and Japanese pharmaceutical company ROHTO.
The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation has a 30-year history of working to end avoidable blindness and address vision impairment in more than 25 countries around the world, with sight restored to more than 2.5 million people globally, to date.
The Fred Hollows Foundation works with local partners and invests in innovative models of eye care delivery, with a focus on training and development of the local eye health workforce. This ensures the provision of ongoing high quality eye care in marginalised communities.
ROHTO has been distributing over-the-counter eye drops for more than 100 years and its range of products is distributed in more than 110 countries. In recent years the company broadened its focus to include cosmetics, food and agriculture, as well as sustainable systems that have a positive impact on society.