Earlier this week, around 250 residents in Aida recieved free eye tests and glasses courtesy of Global Vision 2020 and MCC.
Men, women and children above the age of 12 were eligible for the tests. It was a great iniitative that benefitted the community, especially the elderly who have issues seeing things at a distance and have challenges while reading.
The free eye tests gave residents of Aida the opportunity to identify any issues they had with seeing and therefore also the opportunity to start addressing the issue. It also aided families that otherwise would not have been able to afford eye glasses. For instance, there was a mother who discovered that all three of her daughters needed eye glasses.
The initiative to provide free glasses was really useful in this case. At the end of it all, approximately 300 eyeglasses were given out to the community.
We would like to thank MCC and Global Vision 2020 for coming to Aida with this initiative and we look forward to many more such collaborations in the future.