Eyeglasses bring a renewed sense of purpose

Written by Admin, published on March 31, 2021 Donate Today

Renu lives and works as a domestic worker in Jorhat, Assam. For the last 11 years, her vision had been getting progressively blurrier. It got so bad that she struggled to complete her work and worried that her poor vision would prevent her from providing the quality of work that she was capable of. She knew that a pair of eyeglasses would most likely solve her vision problems, but the cost of a pair of glasses felt out of reach for her and her family.

Fusion Microfinance launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, “Project Ojas”, to provide eye care services to families living in Jorhat, Assam in collaboration with Operation Eyesight. During the project, Renu was visited by an Operation Eyesight-trained community health worker. After an initial screening, Renu discovered that she has refractive error in her eyes, but that it could be easily corrected with a pair of prescription eyeglasses.

She received a free pair of eyeglasses, thanks to Fusion Microfinance’s support. Now, with her vision corrected, she has a renewed sense of purpose and is able to go about her daily life unimpeded.

Thank you, Fusion Microfinance for helping us provide critical eye care services to those in need. If your company would like to learn more about how you can partner with Operation Eyesight through your CSR initiatives, visit our Corporate Relations page or contact Subhadip Bhattacharya.

Makoi is so happy that she can once again see her grandchildren, complete her work and enjoy her hobbies.