Context

The myopia rate among children and adolescents in China is extremely high. China's national government has taken intensified efforts to prevent and combat nearsightedness among children in recent years. Shanghai has been playing a lead role in this area. An innovative myopia control model by encouraging children to have more outdoor time was approved as an effective approach in the prevention of myopia among school children in Shanghai.

However, the rising in high myopia has not gained attention although it could cause severe visual impairment and blindness if no interventions. Therefore, this project will focus on high myopia among children by building a demonstrative and scalable services model including screening & referral, comprehensive eye examinations and children’s high myopia interventions. 

 

Supported project

In 2020, the L'OCCITANE Foundation and L'OCCITANE China are supporting the NGO Orbis's project in China's Shanghai. The project focuses on the severe refractive error and high myopia problem among Shanghai children by building a demonstrative and scalable services model including screening & referral, comprehensive eye examinations and children’s high myopia interventions.

Some figures

Budget 65,315 euros

Goal 200,000 beneficiaries

History

NGO supported since 2014

 

L’OCCITANE China supported the NGO Orbis with projects to create an effective and sustainable network to prevent blindness by focusing on primary eye care services in the Guangdong region in 2015, in Shandong in 2016, in Shenyang in 2017, in Shanxi in 2018 and in Ningxia in 2019. 

What's more, the L'OCCITANE Foundation directly funded a five-year project run by the NGO aiming to develop a comprehensive network of paediatric eye care services to save the eyesight and transform the lives of children across the Gansu province.