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It is with immense pleasure that The Optical Foundation introduces our newest board member Simone Stad. Simone is a Dutch optometrist and completed her Bachelor degree at the University of applied science in Utrecht. For her Master degree, she went to City University London, United Kingdom. She is a Fellow of the BCLA and lectured extensively at national and...

With the objective of making eye care accessible for everyone in Ghana (especially children), The Optical Foundation created a sustainable eye health care program that provides children with full eye exams while at the same time giving Ghanaian Optometry students at Universities hands-on practical experience by allowing them to perform these comprehensive eye exams under...

[:en]The Optical Foundation is growing and it is with great pleasure that we introduce our newest board member Rick Elenbaas. Rick joined The Optical Foundation in April, responding to a volunteer web administrator vacancy we posted on social media. As a Digital Performance & Analytics Specialist, specialising in SEO & analytics, with senior digital agency experience,...

[:en]The 2016 Optical Foundation Frans Oosterhof Travel Grant was awarded to Acheampong Oppong, who attended the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Conference in Montpellier, France. Acheampong is a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He will be graduating in summer 2017 and aspires to enter private optometric practice. “I believe being...

[:en]Early December 2015, The Optical Foundation and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) teamed up for another collaborative screening project in Essiam. Organized by Francis Wiredu one of UCC's students, this two day screening gave 11 optometry students the opportunity to conduct eye tests on 301 children (4 – 17 years of age), under supervision...