Bengaluru, March 15, 2018: “Vision for a Cause” is a project undertaken by Round Table India in partnership with ZEISS India and Optometry Council of India (OCI), for conducting vision screening and providing quality vision care. The Project would involve awareness raising, screening and dispensing of spectacles, to Under-Privileged School Children in Hosur, Dharmapuri and Thiruvanamalai Districts.
Round Table India will identify a number of schools which have been constructed by them in the past or part of their current database, wherein Under-Privileged school children don’t have the opportunities or means for better vision care. Optometry Council of India (OCI) will visit these identified schools and their well-qualified Optometrists will screen the students and identify and prescribe spectacles to them and refer with follow up for any eye ailments. ZEISS India will collect all data from OCI about refractive error, frames and measurements of all the students treated and provide free spectacles to these students within 8 days of collecting this data. ZEISS India would be providing up to 1,50,000 free spectacles to the under-privileged children under this project – with support of ZEISS’ Aloka Vision Programme and Miracle of Sight, a registered charity established by ZEISS employees.
The “Vision for a cause” Project will be inaugurated by signing the MOU on 21st Feb 2018 at The Taj Gateway, Residency Road Bangalore.
On Behalf of Round Table India President Christopher Aravinth, and Area Chairman Priyesh Shah would be present to sign the MOU with ZEISS India represented by Dr. Premjeeth Moodbidri and Nitin Sisodia and, Optometry Council of India represented by Dr. Lakshmi Shinde.
Commenting on the occasion, Tr. Priyesh Shah, Area Chairman Round Table India Area VI said, “Vision for a Cause is our pilot project for vision screening of underprivileged students across few districts, we are committed to this project and will ensure going forward to take this project across the country for all the needy students who deserve better vision care.”
Round Table India is committed to serve the society, starting from small projects directed towards community service to larger projects focused on community development. Round Table India is also focused on providing basic infrastructure for primary education in rural India, through their long term National Project “Freedom through Education” reaching out to educate underprivileged children.