Eyecare Plus and Optometry Giving Sight are joining forces to launch a new project to establish an ophthalmic lens glazing unit in an eye care centre in the Indian state of Andra Pradesh.
The project, which is being implemented by the LV Prasad Eye Institute, will ensure that people in the rural area have access to lenses that can be mounted into frames in half the time, and more cheaply than before.
The unit, to be established in a secondary eye care centre, is part of a comprehensive program providing access to sustainable vision care for millions of people in the region.
Eyecare Plus Chairman Tony Hanks said that the initiative would help build a stronger bond between the company and Optometry Giving Sight.
We have always believed that as optometrists it is our responsibility to help eliminate refractive error blindness and vision impairment through the good work of Optometry Giving Sight
“We have always believed that as optometrists it is our responsibility to help eliminate refractive error blindness and vision impairment through the good work of Optometry Giving Sight,” Mr. Hanks said.
“Now, as well as providing ongoing financial support, Eyecare Plus employees will have the opportunity to visit the unit and to provide support and mentoring to local eye care practitioners.”
In India an estimated 456 million people currently require vision correction in the form of spectacles, contact lenses or refractive surgery to be able to see and to learn, work and function in their daily lives.