What if you were told by a respected family friend that wearing eyeglasses would cause your child to go blind? Imagine your shock and fear! That was the situation faced by Hannah Quayson, a widow living in Kasoa, Central region, Ghana. Hannah works at a local convenience store to support her six children. After her… Continue reading A return to vision
Last spring, we told you how Operation Eyesight helped fund an exciting technological development that will revolutionize eye examination: a smartphone application called Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK). Now being tested in rural schools in Kenya, the school-based PEEK pilot project is helping build capacity of teachers to monitor and evaluate the visual acuity of… Continue reading School screening in rural Kenya – using a mobile phone!
Janeffer Chepchumba has been teaching at Uhuru Primary School in Nakuru County, Kenya for seven years. In 2013, she added a new topic to her students’ curriculum: eye health. Last fall, the Seeing is Believing Child Eye Health Project, one of our partnerships with Standard Chartered Bank, began training teachers of sighted children in Nakuru… Continue reading Teacher learns how to help students get an A+ in eye health
Water is a powerful force. In rivers, it pushes huge generator turbines. In the ocean, it covers most of the earth. From the ground, it changes people’s lives in ways I never would have imagined unless I had seen it with my own eyes. In Kenya, Operation Eyesight has been fighting the terrible trachoma infection… Continue reading Ongata Naado – a village transformed (Part 1 of 2)