Context

Disadvantaged people in Hong Kong can't access eye screening. As a result, their eye problems can't be detected or treated. Screening is even more important in the early years of life as so many issues arise at this time. Yet, not all children can access early detection services for eye problems.

 

Supported project

The L’OCCITANE Foundation and L’OCCITANE Hong Kong have been supporting the charity Hong Kong Society for the Blind since 2016 to help it kit out a mobile screening bus, train medical personnel and run awareness and screening programmes at nursery and primary schools in Hong Kong's disadvantaged communities. During screening, children are given a detailed sight test and, if needed, glasses. 

Some figures

The objective of the project is to provide screening for children in disadvantaged communities in order to prevent ocular pathologies and in the worst case, blindness. Through this project, 4,000 children will benefit from these tests and eyeglasses. In 2019, thanks to €50,979 of support, 4,000 children enjoyed access to this screening programme and to glasses.

2019 budget 50 979 euros

2019 goal 4 000 beneficiaries

History

Project supported since 2016

Total budget 88 045 euros

Total goal 9 133 beneficiaries

OCCITANE Hong Kong has been supporting the Hong Kong Society for the Blind since 2016 to help them renovate a screening bus, train medical personnel, to carry out awareness-raising and screening activities in nursery and primary schools in the country.

Testimonial

Sze Ki's mother, beneficiary

"I discovered Sze Ki was often turning her head when she watched TV, but I didn't know she had sight problems and needed an eye test," says Sze Ki's mum. "We're so lucky that her nursery school joined the eye screening programme. If it hadn't, her sight problem would have got worse and probably become irreversible," she adds. Sze Ki's sight has been improved and her refractive error has been corrected. Her ability to concentrate in class and school results have also noticeably improved.

Dépistages oculaires à Hong Kong