Our First Vision Center in Mexico
Thanks to a partnership with COFAS Hospitals, a non-profit community hospital network delivering health care to the rural and marginalized areas of Mexico, we opened our very first vision center in the country this year. Situated in the Alfredo Harp Calderoni Un Kilo de Ayuda Hospital in Temascalcingo, the vision center will bring vision care where it didn’t exist before to the residents living in Temascalcingo and other municipalities nearby. Equipped with vision screening instruments from EssilorLuxottica and our 2.5 NVG brand of affordable quality glasses designed especially for underserved communities, the vision center will provide access to affordable vision care for 10,000 patients per year. Beyond providing vision health services, the center will focus on nurturing a culture of vision care among the communities it serves through educational campaigns in collaboration with government authorities and other non-profits. It will also collaborate with academic institutions to strengthen the training of optometrists and conduct applied research in the vision space.