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August 13, 2012 - Press Release
10,000 School Children in Kon Tum Province Receive Free Eyeglasses

Kon Tum, Vietnam – More than 10,000 primary and secondary school students in Kon Tum Province have been screened for vision problems with more than 800 of them receiving eyeglasses thanks to ChildSight®, an eye care project that improves the vision of children in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam.

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Helen Keller International and the Kon Tum provincial departments of Health and Education and Training, the pediatric eye health care project also trained nearly 300 teachers and health workers from 100 primary and secondary schools on screening skills. Each school was equipped with a screening toolkit, and the trained teachers checked their students for refractive errors at the beginning of a new school year.

 

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