Karnataka Red Cross started optical unit in Minto Hospital, Bangalore in 1987 with an objective of helping the poor people. Our optical unit sells the opticals at a very low cost reasonable rate. That is why unit is running very effectively and has become very useful to the people. The punk goggles are sold at Rs. 30/-a piece where as it costs more than Rs.150/- in the market. Sometimes these are given free of cost also for the poor cataract operated patients.