Vision Aid Overseas

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According to WHO estimates, 285 million people in the world were visually impaired in 2010 and the two leading causes of visual impairment were refractive errors (42%) and cataracts (33%).

Thanks to the support of L'OCCITANE, the NGO Vision Aid Overseas, in collaboration with the Medical Center, the Kossodo Surgical Unit and the Koudougou Regional Office, has set up an eye care system and offers affordable prescription glasses.

ACCESSIBLE SERVICES

The vision center set up through the partnership is located in a public center in the peripheral area of the capital so as to reach a population less advantaged by most of the services offered in eye care. In addition, the center offers glasses at a social price in order to allow this same population to buy them.

Thanks to this project, a partnership has been developed between the two regions of Central and Central-West, which now allows several people to benefit from specific treatments on refractive errors.


"Since I received a pair of Vision Center glasses, I love school again. I hope I can continue my studies and become a nurse later !", Zara Oulibou.