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The project

The Althea Foundation, the EMCO (Eastern Mediterranean Council of Optometry), World Sight Association and Social Support Society organized, from November 6th to 12th 2016, with the help of SHAMS Network, a screening and correction of visual impairment campaign in favor of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

The campaign took place at a primary school managed by the Social Support Society association, in the town of Gazzeh, in the Bekaa region. A preliminary screening with visual acuity scales was carried out before the campaign, in the beneficiary schools and camps, by a doctor of the association Social Support Society.

‘More than 10,000 children received a free pre-screening of their visual acuity.

Of these, 1079 children were selected to have more ocular examinations.
The eye exams given to the 1079 selected children during the campaign were carried out free of charge by voluntary medical and paramedical teams. Eyeglasses were graciously offered to all children identified as visually impaired during the campaign.

To read the full report on the campaign, download it here ==> rapport-final-campagne-opht-au-liban-2-eng