Going into the slums and testing
Through Seeing is Believing, healthcare workers in Mumbai are tackling the problem of avoidable blindness by going into slums to check for eye-care issues. A quick test with a sight chart can determine if a person needs to visit the local vision centre for reading glasses or further tests.
The project also provides a mobile unit, which goes to areas where many people from the slums are working, so they don’t have to miss a wage.
Over 1 million people have been screened to date for eye issues across India.
Next stop the vision centre
If someone has an eye issue, they’re referred to their local vision centre - we have 15 in Mumbai , 72 throughout ten states in India, and 79 established globally.
Interns from the local college of opticians get hands on experience in the vision centres and bring the latest equipment to test anyone who walks through the door. They’re guided by a licensed optician, and the data is recorded to ensure patients get the follow up treatment they need.
Helping others to see
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Restoring sight in Dhaka
Like almost 30% of people living in the slums of Dhaka, Jainab and Abal can't afford eye-care.