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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...

[:nl]The Optical Foundation wil u graag haar twee nieuwe bestuursleden voorstellen: Charlotte Marbus en Dr Maria Markoulli uit Australia!Charlotte en Maria helpen The Optical Foundation al enige tijd, dus ze zijn beiden geen vreemden van de stichting. Charlotte is toe getreden als algemeen bestuurslid en haar focus zal liggen op policy, marketing en fundraising. Met Charlottes...

[:nl]Op 25 april 2015 is Nepal getroffen door een grote aardbeving en heeft grote delen van Nepal verwoest. Veel mensen hebben hun huis, of zelfs hun leven en familieleden verloren. Om te helpen met de opbouw hebben The Optical Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute en Optometry Giving Sight een samenwerking opgezet om Nepal te ondersteunen door middel...

[:nl]The Optical Foundation heeft een video gemaakt voor de Campus Travel Grant competitie in Australië. Hiermee hopen we funding te winnen voor ons onderzoeksproject in Ghana. We zijn ook trots om bekend te mogen maken dat we samenwerken met Dr. Maria Markoulli en Prof Eric Papas van de Universiteit van New South Wales in Australië....