The project funded by CooperVision through Optometry Giving Sight was launched by screening 650 children from Government Adi Dravida Welfare Higher Secondary School and provision of free spectacles to 43 children
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and related products and services. The company produces a full array of monthly, two-weekly and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics.
The company has a reputation of solving tough vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers an extensive collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers.
CooperVision is a part of an ambitious project that will facilitate the vision screening of thirty thousand school children from underprivileged families. As part of the project, those identified with refractive errors will also receive free spectacles.
Apart from the children from Government Adi Dravida Welfare Higher Secondary School, an additional 100 children from Advent Christian Primary School in Palavakkam were also screened. During the initial phase of the campaign all those diagnosed with refractive errors were provided free spectacles as well. The project is part of India Vision Institute’s (IVI), ‘Eye See & I Learn’ campaign. It was launched in Chennai on March 1, this year.
‘Eye See & I Learn’ is part of the global Our Children’s Vision campaign to screen the vision of ten million children in partnership with several eye hospitals over the period 2016-2020. So far 13,658 children have been screened and 875 free spectacles have been provided across several states in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Arnab Sarkar, Country Head, CooperVision, said “Good vision is every child’s right and key to overall well-being. Cooper Vision is delighted to support ‘Eye See & I Learn’ initiative of IVI and we hope our small contribution will go a long way in ensuring good vision for children, particularly from undeserved communities”.