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October 16, 2010 - Press Release
Standard Chartered Bank and HKI Set New Record for Eyeglass Distribution

Jakarta, Indonesia – Helen Keller International's office in Indonesia and Standard Chartered Bank teamed up to celebrate World Sight Day by giving over 1,000 junior high school students the eyeglasses they need to succeed in school and in life.

Five hundred volunteers from Standard Chartered Bank helped test the vision of students using Snellen eye charts and helped them pick out stylish frames from the choices provided. In addition to providing free screenings and eyeglasses, students were given information about the importance of taking care of their eyes. According to the Indonesian Museum of Records, a new country record was set for the most eyeglasses distributed in one day!

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