One of 10 children would benefit from eyeglasses...
...One in 10,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa has access to eyeglasses they need.
Eyeglasses For Children
Solice.org appreciates that we have the privilege of having access to the most advanced health care system in the world. We recognize that the vast majority of the world is not so fortunate. We believe that one area where we can make lasting and powerful impact is in vision and eyesight. It has been estimated that up to half of the children in institutions for the blind in Africa can be made to read normal or large print with the help of glasses (J. Silver et al, Br J Ophthalmol, 1995). Solice.org in conjunction with our sponsors have initiated an eyeglass program to do onsite screening and fitting of glasses for children in under-served sub-Saharan Africa. The pilot program is focusing on school-aged children in Tanzania in 2017 with the aim of fitting 250 children with glasses in need.