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  • Sight for Kids logoi19 million children are visually impaired – of these, nearly 2 of 3 just need access to simple eyeglasses to correct refractive errors, including myopia (a condition in which distant objects appear blurry).
  • It is estimated that global myopia incidence rates will double to 50% by 2050.
  • Lions, Johnson & Johnson and local partners created Sight for Kids, a program that mobilizes eye care professionals and volunteers to conduct vision screenings in low-income schools and provides teachers with eye health training.
  • To date, 150,000 Sight for Kids-trained teachers have screened 24.1 million kids for visual impairment. The program has provided free services to 500,000 kids.
  • Sight for Kids aims to double the total number of children treated to 1 million by 2021.
  • US$1 provides four kids with Sight for Kids eye health education and access to vision screenings.

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