The Brien Holden Institute have teamed up with eyewear provider Marchon for an initiative that will run for the next three years in South Africa to provide free eye care to children there to help reduce vision impairment.The Brien Holden Vision Institute has worked hard on advocacy to assist in the global need for vision correction. With in excess of 625 million people unnecessarily blind or vision impaired due to poor social conditions, poverty and living in out of reach areas for proper health service support, this is an exciting partnership will provide healthy eye vision checks, full eye examinations, and for those that are requiring corrective prescriptions, free eye wear will be provided that has been donated by Nike Vision.
An eye clinic is going to be based at a Nike Football Training Centre in the city of Soweto and it is from this base that the WE SEE, A CHILD HEALTH PROJECT is being launched under the partnership.
This We See effort is the first international charity event to assist the young people in Soweto and surrounding areas. The National Education and Health Departments in South Africa will be working with the Institute and will continue the work to provide screenings within schools and make referrals to those children that may require further support after screening.