Shyam, 51, from Bishnuguda village in Rayagada district, Odisha, is a daily wage labourer earning Rs 200 a day. Some years back, owing to decreased vision, he had to give up work and was confined to the house. An LVPEI staff member of Nariandas and Morbai Budhrani Eye Centre advised a check-up. He was diagnosed with cataract in both eyes by Dr Suchismitha Mishra and underwent surgery. Shyam now lives a happy and independent life.