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EVF Australia ramps up school screening program in Queensland

Earlier this year Essilor Vision Foundation Australia launched a school screening program and has since tested the vision of more than 600 children in Queensland together with local opticians and optometry students. On average 35%-40% of the students tested were referred for a comprehensive optometrist examination and received a free pair of spectacles where needed. Since February […]

     
     

New program in New Zealand aims to bring children a brighter future through vision care

With the support of local optometrists, Essilor Vision Foundation in New Zealand is bringing awareness and accessibility to eye care services to local school children. The goal is to improve school performance nation-wide and create a brighter future for New-Zealand’s children.  Sabine, a six year old primary school student from Auckland, always used to be among the best in […]

     

New vision screening pilots in Queensland focus on local community’s most vulnerable

Essilor Vision Foundation has partnered with local optometrists in Toowoomba, Queensland to provide eye screenings and free prescription glasses to members of the community who are particularly vulnerable. Through these pilot programs, which are helping refugees and people with mental disorders, the Foundation hopes to raise awareness of the importance of healthy vision and to replicate the programs at national level. Eye […]

     
     
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