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Ellen and Iris have landed in Ghana. They will soon be en route to Jachie to commence with comprehensive eye examinations on approximately 1000 children over the course of the next two weeks. Our funding requirements have not yet been met, but you can still donate to help support us with this project via https://onepercentclub.com/en/projects/eye-examination-in-rural-ghana....

Expression of Interest for the 2019 round of the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is now open, and will close at 11.59pm on 20 July 2018. SOVS has a structured postgraduate program consisting of in-house research seminars, developing students methodological, statistical and research skills and access to the best researchers in Australia and Internationally, who are...

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...

[:en]One of the highlights of 2015 was the Lecturing Tour that The Optical Foundation organized. We invited Professor Eric Papas to present at two universities (University of Cape Coast and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) and at the Ghanaian Optometric Association in Accra. His presentation included work published from the Tear Film and...

[:nl]Ter gelegenheid van de gouden bruiloft van Jan en Gertie Timmermans-Kunnen hebben Jan en Gertie hun gasten gevraagd om in plaats van cadeautjes een donatie te doen aan The Optical Foundation en de Catholic Action for Street Children in Ghana. Jan, Gertie en hun gasten hebben 600 euro opgehaald voor The Optical Foundation! Iedereen ontzettend...

In May 2015 The Optical Foundation entered into a video competition from “Campus Travel” in Australia to win a Travel Grant. Unfortunately we didn’t win, but we did produce an amazing video about our work in Ghana and our future plans. All our videos are produced free of charge by the LimeStone Group. The video can...