ABOUT THE PROJECT

In October 2016, Essilor Vision Foundation joined hands with Singapore-based NGO, Humanitarian with Love to complete its second medical mission in Hin Heup Village, Laos.

Hin Heup, Laos

Date: October 2016
Duration: 2 ½ days
People screened: 1,000
Eyeglasses given: 700

Volunteers participated: 110

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Over 2,000 people attended the camp for basic health screening activities such as dental, general health check-up, traditional chinese medicine and vision testing.

Over 1,000 had their vision tested and 70% of whom were given a free pair of corrective glasses. Many villagers were thankful to receive a free pair of sunglasses upon finishing their vision test. Mr Don Xayavong, a farmer from Hin Heup village, said, “This pair of sunglasses is nice. It looks smart and allows me to see clearly.”

Mr Sengthavy from the Public Health Department at Vientiane province said, “I am especially proud of the people in Hin Heup District that they managed to receive good health care through charity. This could help them be healthier and thereby work better in their jobs.”


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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