Context

In Hong Kong, eye screening is not available to disadvantaged populations. It is in the early years of life that many abnormalities can occur, which is why screening is all the more important in the early years. However, not all children have access to early detection of eye disease. Failure to detect these pathologies can therefore hinder their success at school. 

 

Supported project

In 2019, L'OCCITANE Hong Kong and the Foundation renew its support to the project of the NGO Hong Kong Society for the Blind. It targetted children and students from underprivileged or low-income families. Screening and distribution of eyeglasses were organized in nurseries and for visually impaired or disabled students. L'OCCITANE employees were also able to help the association to carry out eye screenings in day-care centers. The results of these medical examinations were reported to IAPB1.


1International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Some figures

 

2019 budget 20 462 euros

2019 outcomes 600 beneficiaries

History

Project supported since 2016

Total budget 108 507 euros

Total goal 10 233 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.

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