No fewer that 50 persons in Osun State have received free eye treatment, got eye glasses and eye drugs as part of activities marking the World Sight Day.
The gesture was facilitated by a nonprofit organization, Community Advancement Initiative for Self Reliance, in collaboration with Essilor-Vision for Life.
The Optometrist engaged by the NGO conducted free vision screening on the beneficiaries under strict compliance with COVID-19 protocol and they were given free reading glasses and drugs.
The Executive Director of CAI4SR, Eni Ayeni, said the 2020 World Sight Day, tagged: “Hope in Sight,” offered the opportunity to assist indigent residents of Osun State who have sight challenges.
The beneficiaries underwent visual acuity testing, after which those who needed to be refracted were sent to the Optometrist for refraction with the aid of the auto refractor donated by Essilor-Vision for Life.
Ayeni said: Free reading glasses were given to people of all age categories as required.
“In all, the total of 54 free spectacles were dispensed out of whom 41 were female and 14 were male.
“Beneficiaries presented with varying eye defects out of which 36 were pressbyopia and others were hyperopia, myopia and the likes.”
The beneficiaries expressed gratitude to CAI4SR and Essilor for the kind gestures.