With great success from 2015 to 2019, and 43,255 surgeries completed we knew that visual impairment is a public health issue of global proportions.

Following the success in 2015 to 2019, founder Tej Kohli has partnered with Dr Sanduk Ruit to found the Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation.


This was created to build upon the work achieved by the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute and support impoverished communities across the world.


More than 285 million people worldwide have some form of visual impairment.  90% of those affected by blindness and severe visual impairment live in some of the poorest countries in the world.


 It has been the longstanding mission of Tej Kohli to end poverty via curing blindness. This has been and continues to be achieved by expanding knowledge about prevention, making direct treatment interventions and advancing medical and scientific innovations.


Since our first endeavour into curing blindness in developing countries, we have progressed into many more regions. 

From the industry leading research and innovation at the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute we have had a significant impact across the globe. 

Blindness can bring a multitude of issues to poor communities, the main issue being unemployment. 


Those living in remote and impoverished areas do not just work to earn a wage, but to live. With many jobs being hard labour such as farming - each member of a community is integral. 


This is why we have reached out to these communities and have made it our goal to support more and more people that are struggling with their vision. 

Moving Forward
What We've Done
Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation

The Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation was created in 2020 as a response to the need of intervention in countries such as Nepal. 

Co-founders, Mr Tej Kohli and Dr Sundak Ruit share the same vision of one day defeating severe poverty by curing preventative blindness. 

Following the achievements and success of the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, Mr Kohli turned his attention towards those suffering from cataracts and how he could help. 

From this, the alliance between Kohli and Ruit was formed. 

The founders have pledge that by 2030 they want to have screened 1 million people to check for blindness and cure 300,000 to 500,000. 

With the success of the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute paired with that of the Foundation, it is clear that those goals are to be achieved, if not exceeded.