ABOUT THE PROJECT

In March 2018, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) joined hands with NGO, Humanitarian with Love, as part of a medical mission in Bago that gathered more than 100 volunteers from various countries, including Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore. Volunteer doctors, dentists, physicians and optometrists came together to help locals in need of basic healthcare services.

Bago, Myanmar

Date: March 2018
Duration: 2 ½ days
People screened: 1,581
Eyeglasses given: 1,470

Volunteers participated: 120

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An estimated 5000 Burmese people from different parts of the country travelled to the camp during the 2 ½ days of the mission. Both children and adults, came from remote areas where they did not have access to medical services including eye care. The volunteer optometrists conducted eye screenings for more than 1000 beneficiaries as well as gave them a pair of eyeglasses and sunglasses.

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MEET OUR BENEFICIARIES & VOLUNTEERS

Vitancur Severa
Mendoza

Domestic helper, 39

“These free eye check-ups and glasses are a great help to me as I could not afford them.”

Anouluck
Philavanh

Retired staff at Viengthong Village, 55

“In all my working life I have never seen any day like today.”

2. Anouluck Philanvanh circle

Bao
Tram

Student from Phu My Secondary School, 15

“When I got blurred vision, I always wished I had a pair of eyeglasses – they are like a friend of mine which I use everyday.”

Bao Tram

Wee Sing
Ong

Volunteer from Essilor R&D, 
Center for Innovation & Technology Asia

“This showed me the need for such outreach projects as people often don’t have access to the services we offered them.”

Wee Sing Ong