ABOUT THE PROJECT

In July 2017, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) launched its Eye Can Succeed programme at Rizal High School – recognised by the Guinness World Records as the largest secondary school in the world – where the foundation examined 4000 Grades 11 and 12 students over a few days.

Manila, Philippines

Date: July 2017
Duration: 3 days
People screened: 10,000
Eyeglasses given: TBC

Volunteers: >20

This advocacy campaign was organised to provide free eye check-ups and prescription eyeglasses to help 10,000 high school students pursue academic excellence through better vision.

The programme will continue this year in 2018, reaching more students and providing them a better chance at academic success through better vision.

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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