Our Work in Asia
In Asia, we are committed to supporting the focus areas of the Foundation by leveraging innovation for affordable solutions, providing free and subsidized services for those most in need, while creating and expanding sustainable access points to ensure everyone has the opportunity to see clearly. We also advocate to ensure vision care has the attention it deserves among policy makers, decision makers and leaders in the region.
The scale and work in Asia is vast, requiring three individual affiliates to sustain the mission and to reach as many people as possible: Greater China, India and Southeast Asia.
Our work of Greater China, India and South East Asia combined focuses on the following countries:
- Lao People’s Democratic Republic
- Republic of Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
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In Asia, we provide solutions for those who need vision care and we enable partners to join us in the mission.
Our charitable clinics provide immediate, short-term relief of urgent vision care needs in communities where people don’t have easy access to or can’t afford vision services. We work with local doctors, community leaders, volunteers and organizations to provide vision screenings, refraction exams, glasses and resources to increase our reach and impact.
Migrant Workers Vision Care Program
We provide free vision screenings and glasses to 300,000 migrant workers in Singapore. They can pre-screen via a digital website and collect their glasses from a self-dispensing vending machine.
Sustainable Vision Centers
Our sustainable vision centers deliver long-term access to affordable vision care in communities where people can’t get vision services. These centers meet key objectives:
- Affordable: The lowest price point can be afforded by 90% of the community
- Accessible: We strive for the community members have have the ability to reach a center within a day’s travel using a standard mode of transportation
- Awareness: 80% of the population understands that vision care is a treatment and they know where to receive it