benefit in vision screenings in Chennai
An India Vision Institute (IVI)
screening campaign today, in association with Hoya Vision Care and Chennai
Optical Association, is benefiting 150 underprivileged women and 100 children
from city orphanages. IVI’s eye health campaigns during 2020-21 vision screened
26,000 underprivileged women across India.
The campaign being conducted at
Greater Chennai Middle School, Jagannathapuram, Chetpet (Chennai) is vision
screening and providing free corrective glasses to those detected with
The campaign was launched in the
presence of Serge Zins, Vice-President, Asia Pacific, Hoya Vision Care, Manu
Bhai Davey and Dinesh K. Shah, President & Past-President, Chennai Optical
Association, and IVI’s CEO Vinod Daniel.
\"I welcome Hoya Vision Care and
Chennai Optical Association to the screening program. Hoya has been a supporter
of IVI\'s initiatives and we thank them for participating in the vision
screening program. Today’s screening program will benefit women and children,
both in need of access to eye care in India,\" said Mr Daniel.
“I also acknowledge the Chennai
Optical Association for joining us in the initiative,” he added.
About India Vision Institute
IVI is an Indian not-for-profit NGO with the vision to provide access to
primary eye care for the underprivileged and a pair of corrective glasses to
every Indian in need of one. Our outreach and advocacy activities also include
awareness generation, engaging communities, schools, partner institutions and
others through talks, education, skill enhancement, and leadership development.
Since 2012, IVI has helped change lives in 22 states of India. Through
providing better vision and a pair of free corrective glasses, our Eye See
and I Learn and Eye See and I Work programs help, respectively,
school children do well in studies and adults in being more productive,
ensuring their safe and secure livelihood. Vision and Road Safety is another
priority for IVI and involves working with corporates/organizations on
screenings and provision of free spectacles for commercial vehicle drivers.