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Rohit Sharma Makes a Difference to School-Going Children in India

Published on Aug 21, 2023

Rohit Sharma, world-renowned cricketer and captain of the Indian cricket team, recently joined Oakley and the Foundation in our efforts to raise awareness on the importance of vision care, while inspiring school-going children to take care of their eyes and get regular vision screenings.

Vision care is critical in all stages of life but particularly important among young people as it directly impacts academic performance, future opportunities, socio-economic outcomes, and overall quality of life.

Good vision enables young individuals to excel in their studies, pursue diverse career paths, and participate confidently in daily activities and social interactions. In the long-term, good vision contributes directly to the economy by fostering a skilled workforce, boosting productivity, and unlocking a nation's full potential for innovation and growth.

Making vision care memorable

At the event, the children had the opportunity to play a game of cricket with Rohit, as he took the time to interact with each participant, sharing inspiring stories about the significance of vision care in his own journey to success.

Rohit Sharma's unwavering commitment to empowering India's youth left a lasting impression, and we are grateful to Oakley for their support and partnership in promoting vision care awareness and empowering young people to take charge of their vision and embrace a brighter future, with the support of athletes, celebrities and leaders.

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