Founded in 1991 by Dr. Mihir Kumar Bal, MS (Oph), DCEH with the mission to serve the people through eye care services. God saved his life from a near fatal road accident in 1984 while returning from an eye camp. He could see the purpose of God for which his life was saved.

Dr. MK Bal considers life after that accident as a gift from God to serve ‘Blind People’. Taking a step in faith he resigned from Government job and with the support of friends in Emmanuel Hospital Association(EHA), New Delhi and EHA European Fellowship. Emmanuel Community Ophthalmic Services (ECOS) ministry took shape in 01 May 1991 and was registered as a charitable society in 1992.

Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM) International works in partnership with ECOS from 1992. Today ECOS works has reached to thousands of needy patient in eye care programs.