India – Akhand Jyoti Hospital
As a part of the school screening program in Bihar, Akhand Jyoti Hospital is screening the vision of approximately 40,000 underprivileged children in all vulnerable areas of rural Bihar in India and spectacles will be provided to those identified with refractive errors.
India – Arunodaya Charitable Trust
Arunodaya Charitable Trust (ACT) is carrying out a school screening programme in the Gurugram neighborhood of New Delhi, India. Carried out at the Arunodaya Desert Eye Hospital, a unit of ACT, the programme is targeted to reach 50,000 children with 9,000 pairs of glasses being distributed to those in need.
India – India Vision Institute
As a part of Eye See & I Learn campaign, the India Vision Institute (IVI) is screening the vision of 60,000 underprivileged children across India and free glasses are being given to those identified with refractive errors (e.g. far-sightedness, near-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia). IVI is also working with partner organisations to distribute eyeglasses to children studying in government schools, rural childcare centres, schools for differently-abled children and children living in slums. These are being held in the Rewari, Mahendragarh and Bhiwani districts of Haryana state.
China – Bright Eye Hospital
The Bright Kids project utilises Bright Eye Hospitals’ local teams to organise screening events in select areas across China, to provide free glasses to children in need. This project has been carried out in four cities: Hefei, Lanzhou, Kunming and Chongqing. 100,000 beneficiaries are targeted to be reached with 8,000 children being given free glasses.
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