Case Studies

Mexico: Alejandra

Mexico: Alejandra

Alejandra has been on a journey of discovery and one that resulted in a beautiful transformation of her young life.

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Uganda: Sheila

Uganda: Sheila

Sheila is one of the first female optometrists who graduated from the School of Optometry in Makerere University, Uganda. She graduated in January 2019 and completed her 6-month internship.

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Vietnam: Trung

Vietnam: Trung

“My new glasses make me feel so happy,” said Trung, a nine-year-old boy from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau in Vietnam. Trung tells his story of the daily struggles he experienced for several years due to his poor vision.

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Uganda: Patrick Teira

Uganda: Patrick Teira

It was not until one of our career guidance sessions in my final year of secondary school when one of my teachers talked about the newly introduced optometry course at Makerere University. It was then that I formerly got introduced to the optometry profession.

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Sri Lanka: Nimesha

Sri Lanka: Nimesha

Nimesha, like many young teenage girls, loves school, chatting with her friends and spending time with her family. She has many ideas for what she wants to do when she graduates High School – on the top of the list: Medical School. Unfortunately, Nimesha noticed her eyesight deteriorating two years ago and her quality of life also quickly began to decline.

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Cambodia: Lyhour’s story

Cambodia: Lyhour’s story

Lyhour is a 14-year-old from Phnom Penh in Cambodia who attended a school screening program that visited his high school. The program was funded by Optometry Giving Sight and supported by the Brien Holden Foundation.

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Albino Children in Africa

Albino Children in Africa

Albinism is a congenital disorder that is characterised by the partial or complete absence of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair. The disorder has a very high prevalence in Tanzania with 1 in every 1,200 people suffering from it.

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