L’N Optic, an Essilor subsidiary in Morocco, launched its first vision care program targeting 4000 children in 10 schools in the region of Aïn Harouda and the Mohammedia orphanage, of whom 30% need vision correction. Initial eye exams detected myopia and far vision problems for 289 students who on 24 January received their new pair of glasses produced in L’N Optic’s laboratory.
The project was organized in partnership with local association Nahdat Zenata (Mutual Aid and Solidarity) and the Essilor Vision Foundation, supported by volunteer teams from L’N Optic and Essilor North & West Africa team, the Aïn Harouda Medical Centre and Ophthalmologist service from the Mohammedia regional hospital.
It’s the latest in a series of Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) initiatives worldwide aimed at providing screening, eye examinations and vision correction to disadvantaged children. Across Africa, EVF has supported programs in Tunisia, Madagascar, Cameroon, Kenya and Ethiopia.