June 2009: Cacadu District, Eastern Cape
When Reach4Sight visited Loeriesheuwel Primary in June 2009, 33 children had been identified by the teachers, usually because they thought they might have vision problems or because they thought their learning problems might be linked to poor vision. Out of these, seven received free spectacles, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Ethix Eyewear and Basic Optical Laboratories.

These glasses have made the lucky children's lives much easier, enabling them to see the board and to study from their books. This is the magic of these free clinics: that children whose parents are unlikely to be able to afford glasses for their offspring - or even to have easy access to an eye clinic - are not allowed to fall through the cracks. Without vision, education is impossible. 

Previous sponsors

Basic Optical

Carl Zeiss Vision
Ebony Optical

Optic Trade Links

Trans Hex Group

Welch Allyn

Lee Daniels