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“Seeing the Colorful Childhood” Youth Myopia Prevention and Control Program

 

The “Seeing the Colorful Childhood” Youth Myopia Prevention and Control Program was to improve the vision health of Chinese children and adolescents. Through vision screening and education promotion, children and adolescents could understand their own vision conditions and get knowledge on eye protection. The project also provided eyeglasses as public welfare for impoverished students who were diagnosed with refractive errors.

Since 2015, the “Seeing the Colorful Childhood” activities have been carried out in 27 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across China. More than 1,500 lectures on eyes protection have been held for students, parents and teachers, and more than 2.6 million children and adolescents have been screened for vision health problems. Among them, nearly 200,000 poor students have received free glasses.

 

Vision Protection Program

Essilor Vision Foundation China actively carries out vision protection program to advocate the importance of vision protection, and also donate sunglasses for vision protection to special groups, especially the elderly, children and adolescents in remote areas, and residents in inaccessible areas, to help them protect their eyes from UV.

In Yunnan, Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan Province and other places, we have helped more than 40,000 children, the elderly, and plateau residents wear sunglasses to improve their eyesight and understand the importance of eye protection.