Case Studies

India: Omar’s story

India: Omar’s story

12-year-old Omar from India was very excited about his new pair of glasses, which have not only enabled him to see the blackboard clearly, but also improved his batting skills on the cricket field!

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I feel like my life can being now

I feel like my life can being now

Emmanuel is a 12 year old boy who didn’t attend school. He wished every day he could go with the other children in the village but he had been nearly blind since birth. He spent his days in his village which he knew well enough to get around. His local community tried to look out for him to help him stay safe.

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Cambodia School Eye Health

Cambodia School Eye Health

Aged 16, Seakthy wanted to excel at school but she couldn’t see things clearly. Without professional eye care she also wrongly believed that her condition was a normal vision development.

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EyeCcare in Sri Lanka

EyeCcare in Sri Lanka

Optometry Giving Sight has provided substantial financial support over the past 7 years to help enhance access to eye care for people in Sri Lanka. 3 Vision Centres have been established and 7 Sri Lankans have obtained their degrees or diplomas in Optometry.

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Eye Care for Abrehet in Eritrea

Eye Care for Abrehet in Eritrea

After visiting the optometry department at the Asmara School of Health Sciences, Abrehet was examined by a student in the department and diagnosed with refractive error. She was given a pair of glasses from the optical workshop lab that had already been processed by the students as part of their cut and fit training.

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Eyeteach© training in Latin America

Eyeteach© training in Latin America

The EyeTeach© workshops continue to prove a success since launching in Latin America in 2013. The workshops, implemented by Brien Holden Vision Institute and sponsored by Optometry Giving Sight, focus on the development of local optometry in the region and strengthening the professional development of existing eye health practitioners and educators.

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Tanzania: Maadia

Tanzania: Maadia

Maadia is an eleven-year-old girl who has been experiencing poor vision for over two years. Although she spoke to her parents about her failing sight, they were unable to help her due to their financial situation.

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