School Eye Health
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Vision plays a key part in a child’s development – in fact, 80 percent of a child’s learning is visual.
That’s why our school eye health programs are giving students more than just access to eyeglasses or a sight-saving procedure; together we are giving students the chance to attend school, build social connections and thrive.
More than just eye care, we empower students to access local health services, fostering life-long healthy habits.
It’s part of our focus on achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development goals, including improving access to quality education and achieving gender equality.
In 2021 we examined 77,140 students across our African countries of work through our school screening programs.
Today, we are expanding programs across Africa and now into South Asia.
Using the power of technology, we are training teachers to identify students with eyesight problems. Through our partner facilities and referral networks, we connect students, schools and entire communities not only with eye health care, but with their local health care system.
Together, by equipping staff and teachers to identify eye health issues and by creating a referral network with our partners, we are creating sustainable solutions that ensure families have access to eye health care long after a school screening project wraps up.