Better vision for better lives
Reading, writing and arithmetic – these are the basic skills students must learn. But with poor eyesight hindering their learning process, they struggle to keep up in school, which in turn leads to difficulties in entering the workforce.
In order to reduce, if not eliminate, this problem, Essilor Vision Foundation has joined forces with leading actor and Essilor Philippines brand ambassador Piolo Pascual to launch the Eye Can Succeed campaign, which seeks to make better vision available to 10,000 Filipino students.
EVF kicked off the advocacy campaign at Rizal High School. With the assistance of volunteer optometrists, EVF examined 4,000 Grades 11 and 12 students and distributed free prescription glasses to students who were in need.
“It is alarming to learn that many of our target public school students have never had their eyes checked up at all,” shared Lauren Wyper, EVF associate director of communications.
She continued, “Launching the Eye Can Succeed campaign here in the Philippines not only helps fulfill the foundation’s mission of enabling Filipinos to have better lives through better sight, but also enables us to spread awareness on the importance of proper eye care through an expanded network consisting of academic institutions, the media, and local campaign ambassador Piolo Pascual.”
With his presence, Pascual showed his support for the company’s advocacy.
“Education plays a huge role in the future of young Filipinos, and poor eyesight will only hinder their progress in learning. By giving them thorough eye check-ups and access to free prescription eyeglasses, they will no longer struggle with vision problems in their lessons, allowing their natural intelligence to shine through,” the actor said.
EVF is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight.
For more information about EVF and the Eye Can Succeed advocacy campaign, visit www.essilor.com.ph, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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