A Ray of Hope in Tondo and Cavite, Philippines

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In May 2016, Dr Pauline Cheong, Singaporean Eye Doctor and her fellow medical team made their way to Cavite, one of the most populated provinces in the Philippines and Tondo (Rizal), north-west of Manila known as the poorest and one of the most underdeveloped provinces in the country, to conduct vision screening for more than 400 people who had never had eye tests before. The team equipped 272 people with spectacles in two days. While Dr Pauline Cheong’s team had brough recycled spectacles frames, Essilor Vision Foundation supported the effort through the provision of customised lenses.

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