Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and ORBIS International celebrated its 2-year partnership in providing vision care solutions to more than 100,000 children in two cities in Vietnam.

Hue & Binh Dinh, Vietnam

Dates: June 2016 to June 2018
Duration: 2 years
People to screen: 100,000
Eyeglasses to give: 10,000

Volunteers: >15

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The mini celebratory event was held at Phu My Secondary School at Hue, with a vision screening session, as well as games and activities related to raising awareness of eye care.

An estimated 3 million children in Vietnam suffer from uncorrected refractive error. Only 10% of these children can gain access to quality vision care services provided by trained refractionists. In line with Orbis’ mission to transform lives through access to quality eye health, and EVF’s mandate to provide the underserved communities with the opportunity to live a better life through better sight, the project serves to raise awareness of good vision care and reduce the prevalence of refractive error amongst children in Central Vietnam.

As part of this initiative, several eye screening campaigns will be organised throughout the year, in partnership with eye care doctors from the various hospitals who will conduct the screening exercises. EVF-sponsored spectacles are dispensed on-the-spot when required.



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Peter Hua

EVF Ambassador

“Besides connecting with positive and proactive co-workers, we gained a sense of purpose as a team. In turn, I personally appreciated people’s differences while building empathy and social awareness in the process."

Trey Eng

Beneficiary, Retired Dressmaker, 72

“Can you see my pretty eyes now? With this pair of glasses, I’m able to see all my lovely grandchildren!”

Juliana Chua

EVF Ambassador

“Influence positively, inspire and retain great volunteers. Recruiting volunteers is only a start. Keeping the team motivated and inspired is the real difference."

Sunil Bhangale

EVF Ambassador

"Helping provide good vision to the underprivileged certainly boosts their confidence in managing their routine activities and brings smiles to their faces."

Weng San

Beneficiary, Driver, 58

“I’m just so happy to see my family members smile today with their new pair of glasses!”

Moe Hwet

Beneficiary, Field Worker, 65

“With these new pair of glasses, now I can see how beautiful the world truly is!”


Beneficiary, Student, 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

EVF Volunteer Lead Optometrist

“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