Chaithanya Eye Hospital and Research Institute is situated in Thiruvananthapuram
Junction, which is the intersection of National Highway (NH 47) and Main Central (MC) road. The hospital which was started in 1995 has revolutionized the standard of eye care in the state within a short span of time, and is currently one of the premier ophthalmic hospitals in south India and the best in Kerala
. It is headed by Dr K G R Nair and comprises a team of eminent doctors specialized in eye care. The facilities at the hospital include a full fledged outpatient and inpatient department, 24 hour casualty for ophthalmic emergency service, pay wards and general wards and three operation theaters equipped with the most modern equipments, of which two are used for major operations and one for minor operations.
The Chaithanya Sight Foundation, the community ophthalmology wing of the hospital, has conducted more than 250 free eye camps. An eye bank is also available at the hospital which procures, preserves and distributes the donor eyes free of cost. The general ophthalmology wing functions on all days from 08:00 to 13:00 hrs and 16:30 to 19:30 hrs except on Sundays. Casualty services function on Sundays also.
Chaithanya Eye Hospital is situated 10 km from the Trivandrum International Airport and 6 km from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.