Hope in Sight
“In third world countries, blindness can be a death sentence. I can think of nothing more satisfying than changing someone’s lives by restoring their eyesight.” – Dr. Kenneth C. Westfield
If you are able to read this with the aid of glasses, count yourself fortunate. Up to 2.5 billion people in the world are not as fortunate to have good eye sight or access to eye wear in order to see clearly.
The benefits of being able to see clearly are countless. Similarly, having a clear vision can help to solve challenges faced by villagers.
Many villagers have to endure poor vision for their entire life due to the lack of trained professionals, updated medical treatment and rising medical. With these odds against them, it hinders their maximum potential to study better in school, find a better job and have a better quality of life.
A clearer vision will allow these poor villagers to lead independent lives. They will be able to work, support their families and escape poverty.
A clearer vision for the children allows them to get the most out of their education. They will be able to quickly gain the skills that they will need to build a brighter future,
Operation Hope Foundation will be partnering with Essilor to bring ‘Hope in Sight’ for poor villagers from 21st-24th November 2018. We will be conducting a vision screening test for 2000 villagers from the poorest villages in Prey Veng. Trained optometrists will prescribe spectacles for villagers with both long and nearsightedness.