Optometrists, community activists and volunteers at the OneSight initiative.
In commemoration of World Sight Day, OneSight and Brailsford Primary School came together to provide vision, care and glasses to over 400 people across the Phoenix area at Brailsford Primary School, last Thursday.
OneSight is a non-profit organisation that leads in global vision care.
OneSight prides itself in bringing access to an eye exam and glasses to the 1.1 billion people who have no way to get them.
This organisation hosted vision screenings and clinics in Australia, China, Gambia, Italy, New Zealand, the United States, Singapore, Rwanda and Zambia and in our very own Phoenix, South Africa.
Optometrists and volunteers performed everything from vision screenings to manufacturing and dispensing glasses to the community of Phoenix.
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In honour of World Sight Day, optometrists and volunteers made time to provide vision care and glasses to those who need it most in the Phoenix community.
Vision screenings were held at the Brailsford Primary School, where pupils from the school including young and old community members from the Phoenix area took time to have their eyes tested free of charge.
“OneSight was thrilled to provide vision care and glasses to people in need around the Phoenix area during the three day vision screening. I want to thank our donors and partners and optometrists for their continued support and for the passion and dedication,” said Naadhira Khan of OneSight
“We at OneSight believe that one’s location and circumstances should not stand in the way of one’s potential. Our goal is to create a world where lack of access to vision care is no longer a barrier to human achievement, and every donation gets us one step closer to making that world a reality,” Khan said.
“My religion teaches me that as a Hindu, I should serve people. We serve God by serving people. We treated over 400 adults and up to 250 children with the OneSight initiative. This initiative saw the young and old from the ages of six to 90 walk away with a new pair of spectacles. It is a first for KZN and we hope to expand it to other parts of the country,” said Mr P Govender, principal of Brailsford Primary School.