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 supervision.
The key to long-term sustainability is to enable the project to be driven by Ghanaians themselves and The Optical Foundation both encourages and supports local eye health care projects and initiatives in Ghana by way of funding and/or use of equipment for optometry projects that involve Screenings, Education and/or Research.
However, before The Optical Foundation can commit its support to any local undertaking, The Optical Foundation’s Advisory Committee will carefully scrutinise each project to ensure it is legitimate and meets all the required criteria.
Charged with this responsibility is TOF’s newly established Advisory Committee. TOF is honored to welcome Professor Eric Papas, Dr. Thomas Stokkermans, Bianca van Leeuwen, Ayeswarya Ravikumar and Fayiz Mahgoub as members of this committee.
Each member of this committee is a non-affiliated independent and like The Optical Foundation board members, they fulfil their role on a voluntarily basis.