ABOUT THE PROJECT

This June, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and ISCOS, an organisation that helps ex-offenders in their reintegration, welfare and well-being, brought vision care awareness to the next level. Both organisations co-hosted a Family Day event for ISCOS members and their families at the Singapore Zoological Gardens, where nearly 300 sunglasses were given out to the families.

Singapore

Dates: June 2018
Duration: Half day
Sunglasses given: 292

Volunteers participated: 10

The main highlight of the event was the Amazing Race, where families had to answer a quiz at the Singapore Zoological Gardens.

EVF incorporated eyecare awareness games as part of the event where families were given simulation glasses of certain eye diseases (e.g. cataract, glaucoma).

A total of 60 families were educated on vision care as well as the relevant eye diseases during the Race by volunteers. All had a great time participating in the event and race!


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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