The BUY A FRAME – HELP A CHILD SEE program works to provide the early detection and intervention necessary for children in need to look clearly toward a brighter future.
Ophthalmic Nurses visit schools to screen all students and take visual acuity measurements. Teachers are also trained in general eye health and care.
Students whose vision indicates impairment or blindness are listed for secondary examinations.
Partner hospital staff (optometrists and refraction nurses) conducts free visual acuity and refraction exams with students identified for follow-up.
Children requiring glasses receive free prescription eyewear.
Children diagnosed with other eye diseases are referred to the partner hospital for free treatment.
Seva partners visit the school to distribute the free glasses to children, complete with a final exam to ensure the child’s clear vision.
Teachers invite families to the school, where the students and families are educated about their child’s condition and treatment, including the importance of wearing glasses.
Seva partners develop long-term programs with the schools to allow for annual student screenings, referrals for treatment, and to monitor the utilization of glasses.
“My time in India visiting schools in underprivileged areas gave me a first-hand look at how MODO can help the children who need it most. With Seva Foundation’s partnership, our BUY A FRAME – HELP A CHILD SEE program will give the next generation in need the opportunity to succeed.”
Alessandro Lanaro, MODO CEO
Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. Since 1978, Seva has helped nearly 4 million people regain their sight in more than 20 countries. Seva trains local eye care providers and develops self-sustaining eye programs around the world. Through its many partnerships, Seva provides critical eye care to underserved communities, especially women, children, and indigenous peoples.