PROJECT VISION CELEBRATES WORLD OPTOMETRY DAY

Bengaluru March 23rd 2017. Today is World Optometry Day. Considering the fact that two third of all population have issues with their sight, this day is very significant.

Optometry isdefined as the professional practice of eye and vision care for the diagnosis,treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions of the eye and visualsystem.  On World Optometry Day, ProjectVision presented certificates for eight visually challenged students who hadcompleted their computer training. The training program was supported byEssilor Manufacturing India Private Limited.  

Ms Aicha Mokdahi, the President of Essilor VisionFoundation based in Paris distributed the certificates. Essilor is the largestmanufacturers of spectacles in the world. Apart from selling spectacles,Essilor is involved in several projects to bring sight to the poor andmarginalised sections of the society in various countries around the world,with major involvement in India.  

Project Vision has been working for the visuallychallenged since 2013 with the vision, ‘let everyone see’. Initiating amovement on eye donation, Project Vision has motivated about 60,000 persons topledge their eyes. Corneas have been collected from about 50 persons givingsight to 100 persons.  

EduVison is one of the projects of ProjectsVision providing education and training for the visually challenged students.About 200 students are helped with college education.  

Computertraining was launched in 2015 with the computers that were provided by RotaryBangalore Districts.

Fr George Kannanthanam, Founder and Director of ProjectVision presented about the various initiatives they have planned for thevisually challenged persons.

For detailswww.theprojectvision.org or call  FrGeorge Kannanthanam: 9845811515


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