Making Eye Care Accessible

 

THROUGH EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS

 

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THIS IS WHAT WE DO

Comprehensive Eye Exams Conducted

We provide children with free comprehensive eye examinations and make glasses available, while driving the local development of education & research in the field of Optometry.

Opportunities Created for Ghanaian Optometry Students

We run educational programs for Ghanaian Optometry students & optometrists, support local universities & eye clinics, and facilitate research in eye health science in Ghana.

Our Objectives

EDUCATION

To provide Ghanaian optometry students with training to become eye specialist in their own country, by letting them perform eye tests under supervision at primary schools, orphanages and other communities.

RESEARCH

To provide lecturing tours in Ghana, provide travel grants for Ghanaian optometry students, and  establish scientific research projects in Ghana.

EYE EXAMS

To make eye care accessible to everyone in Ghana, especially for children by providing spectacles for children who need them and stimulating the local economy by buying lenses in Ghana.

We Have the Power to Impact The Future of Optometry, and We’re Doing Something About It

The biggest cause of blindness is easily preventable by providing prescription glasses, yet approximately 84 million people in Africa are unnecessary blind or have bad vision, because they don’t have access to this relatively inexpensive solution.

It’s The Optical Foundation goal to make eye care accessible in the developing world through comprehensive eye examinations, education and research.

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New Board Member Owoahene (Owi) Owusu Mensah

New Board Member Owoahene (Owi) Owusu Mensah

New Board Member: Owoahene (Owi) Owusu Mensah Introducing Owoahene (Owi) Owusu Mensah: The newest board member of The Optical Foundation In 2021, Owoahene (Owi) Owusu Mensah obtain his Bachelor of Science degree in Optometry at HU University of Applied Sciences...

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2023 The Optical Foundation Early Career Award Congratulations to Dr. Philipa Asantewaa Larbi for winning the 2023 The Optical Foundation Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Optometry Philipa's journey began as a student at the Department...

2023 The Optical Foundation Early Career Award

2023 The Optical Foundation Early Career Award

2023 The Optical Foundation Early Career Award Congratulations to Dr. Philipa Asantewaa Larbi for winning the 2023 The Optical Foundation Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Optometry Philipa's journey began as a student at the Department...

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