ABOUT THE PROJECT

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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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