Tag: We See

Closing the Vision Care Gap in Soweto, South Africa

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Understanding the Vision Care Gap  Seeing well in school is critical for learning, yet, according to the Brien Holden Vision Institute, as of 2014, just 20 percent of the children in South Africa who needed glasses had access to them. “My vision made it difficult for me to learn, as I was slower than my Read More »

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We See: Lebogang’s Vision

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It doesn’t matter where you live, mothers around the world, like Joice, want what is best for their children. Living in Soweto, South Africa, Joice’s youngest daughter, Lebogang was having a hard time at school, her grades were swiftly declining and there was concern for her future studies. “I took my child to the hospital Read More »

We See: Reitumetse’s New Glasses

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Eighth grade can be a major turning point that marks the end of middle school and new beginnings in high school. Children who don’t see well can have an especially difficult time making the transition. For years, 13-year-old Reitumetse would sit so close to the television her face would almost touch the screen. When reading, Read More »

We See: Children’s Success Through Eye Care

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More than 33,000 children have already received eye health services in the year since We See, A Child Eye Health Project, launched in Soweto, South Africa. Access to free eye exams and new Nike Vision glasses are helping children achieve their dreams, whether it’s becoming a doctor or succeeding in business. Within three years, our Read More »


We See, A Child Eye Health Project: Keamogetswe’s Story

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Keamogetswe, an 11-year-old student in Soweto, South Africa, loves school—especially his Social Science, English, Maths and Afrikaans classes. Last year, he began finding it difficult to concentrate because he had trouble seeing and, not surprisingly, his grades started to fall. In South Africa today, there are fewer than 300 optometrists available in the public sector for a Read More »

We See, A Child Eye Health Project: Phumla’s Story

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In South Africa, 60% of children with low vision could be helped by wearing glasses, but just 20% of them have access. With dreams of becoming a medical doctor, Phumla, a 16-year-old student with poor vision, needed glasses to reach her full potential. “My vision made it difficult for me to learn as I was slower than Read More »

Changing Lives with Clear Vision

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To celebrate World Sight Day in October, nearly 2,200 people in need in the Sacramento community received free eye exams and glasses through VSP Mobile Eyes. More than 40 VSP doctors and 200 employees volunteered to help people like: Anna, who couldn’t see the whiteboard at school. She and her father both received the glasses Read More »

We See, A Child Eye Health Project – News, Images, & Videos

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On April 10, 2014, VSP Global companies, including Marchon and Nike Vision, are collaborating with the Brien Holden Vision Institute and Optometry Giving Sight to open a new eye health clinic at the Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto. Over the next three years, our goal is to provide 30,000 children with free eye care and eyewear, donated by Nike Vision, Read More »