In the 1950s, an eye doctor couple from a medical college in Jaipur happened to visit their parents in an ashram in Pondicherry in Southern India. While crossing the metropolitan city of Madras with about a hundred rupees in their pockets, they were enamoured by the city’s grace and decided to make it their home.
Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital was thus founded by Late Dr. Jaiveer Agarwal (Recipient of the Padma Bhushan award) and his wife Dr. Tahira Agarwal in Chennai, India, in 1957.
Over the last six decades, the group has grown into one of the largest network of eye-care centers in India & Africa, known for clinical innovations and an unparalleled customer experience.
Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospitals are now present across the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh. The flagship center at Chennai continues to be one of the best eye-care institutions in the world, serving customers from India and beyond. The Chennai Main Hospital also runs research and academic programs, giving doctors an opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced set of surgeons.
The international expansion for the group started in Mauritius with just one hospital, but today Dr Agarwals Eye Hospitals is present across 11 countries in Africa. We offer world class eye care to our customers from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Mozambique, Nigeria in addition to Mauritius.
Over the last five years, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospitals has expanded rapidly into new geographies and new countries – both through greenfield ventures as well as mergers & acquisitions. Backed by a strong management team, marquee investors and the vision of the founders and the promoters, we continue to innovate with newer services and enhanced customer experience at all our centres.