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    Nurse treating visually impaired patient

    Det uppskattas att det globalt finns 19 miljoner barn med nedsatt syn. Sedan 2002 har LCIF samarbetat med Johnson & Johnson Vision, för att tillhandahålla skolbaserad utbildning om ögonhälsa och synundersökningar för mer än 25 miljoner barn runtom i världen genom programmet Syn för barn. Tack vare projektet Syn för barn har vi tillhandahållit gratis glasögon till mer än 500 000 barn.

    Tillsammans och i samarbete med lokala medlemmar och våra partner strävar vi efter att kunna fördubbla det antal barn som får hjälp genom Syn för barn år 2021. Hittills har Johnson & Johnson Vision bidragit med USD 4,1 miljoner till detta projekt.

    Transforming Vision Care Through Comprehensive Eye Health Solutions

    LCIF and Johnson & Johnson Vision

    Since 2002, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has partnered with Johnson & Johnson Vision to implement the largest-known, school-based eye health program, Sight for Kids. The program mobilizes Lions and eye care professionals to provide comprehensive eye health services in low-income schools, currently in four countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. The program provides teachers with training to deliver eye health education, perform a visual acuity test, and screen for common eye conditions. Students identified with potential vision impairment or eye ailments are referred to healthcare providers for evaluation.

    Real Impact: By the Numbers

     

    This program has created tremendous impact in communities worldwide. Today, LCIF and our partners at Johnson & Johnson Vision have proudly achieved multiple successes, including:

    34 
    MILLION
     

    students screened around the world

    3
    MILLION
     

    students reached annually

    500
    THOUSAND
     

    pairs of eyeglasses provided to children in need

    575
    THOUSAND
     

    students treated

    190
    THOUSAND
     

    teachers engaged

    Sight for Kids: Empowering Communities Across the Globe

    Sight for Kids has created immense depth and reach through multiple active project sites in countries around the world. Lions in other countries, such as Germany, have piloted innovative ways to implement Sight For Kids in their communities. Project sites over the last five years include:

    Thailand

    India – Hyderabad, Kochi, and Kolkata

    Kenya

    Philippines

    China

    Turkey

    Offering Solutions

     

    Through Sight for Kids, communities are equipped with the critical tools they need to provide children with clear and healthy vision. The program aims to provide comprehensive eye health care solutions which consist of six simplified steps:

    Coordinate

    Lions coordinate with ministries of health and education, referral facilities, local hospital networks, and schools to train teachers and volunteers.

    Train

    Lions work with hospitals and central training institutes to organize training events in which teachers, volunteers, and Lions are educated on eye health and equipped with the proper materials that allow them to inform, assess, and refer students accordingly.

    Deliver

    Teachers, Lions, and Eye Care Professionals (ECPs) conduct school-based eye health examinations and education for early detection of visual impairment and eye conditions.

    Refer

    Students who exhibit certain symptoms are referred for further medical treatment to well-equipped and leading eye hospitals.

    Treat

    Lions and community members work alongside ECP’s to provide treatment and follow-up in order to close the loop for children requiring additional care.

    Provide

    Students are provided access to high quality spectacles that are durable, acceptable, comfortable, and affordable.

    Responding to a Need

     

    According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 312 million children under the age of 19 have myopia (nearsightedness), and half of these cases remain undetected and untreated. Furthermore, nearly 19 million children worldwide have visual impairments that cannot be corrected by corrective lenses. Three quarters of these children live in the most underserved regions of Asia and Africa, where there is a lack of access to treatment for preventable or treatable conditions. Children without access to eye health services run the risk of difficulty in school, lower quality of life, and even blindness.

    In 2002, Lions Clubs International Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision offered a solution, establishing Sight For Kids, a first of its kind, school-based eye health program that mobilizes Lions to provide eye health education, high quality vision examinations, and referral access to professional eye care and treatment, including spectacles.