Context

Refractive errors currently affect one-third of the global population, or 2.5 billion people, a figure expected to rise to an estimated 5 billion by 2050. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the productivity loss associated with visual impairment has been estimated at $244 billion worldwide. 

 

Supported project

L'OCCITANE USA and the Foundation supported Helen Keller International in her project "Child Sight". It consisted in organizing screening in schools. If a child was diagnosed with a vision problem, the association and orthoptists was able to prescribe glasses or corrective lenses which were delivered to the school within two weeks. In addition, a survey was carried out on the correlation between good eyesight and academic success. This information were shared with the association and schools in order to raise awareness about eye health. 
 

Some figures

Budget 40 000 euros

Outcome 55 477 beneficiaries