Optos believes all people should have access to the resources necessary to maintain healthy vision and prevent blindness. That’s why we are proud to support The Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization dedicated to providing vision care in order to reduce blindness in the Himalayan regions.
In addition to supporting organizations like The Himalayan Cataract Project, we are constantly seeking opportunities to help communities around the world by providing vision screenings. Most recently, our team provided screenings at the Special Olympics Opening Eyes events in Omaha, Nebraska, and Ewing, New Jersey. Opening Eyes was founded through a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant given to the Special Olympics by the Lions Club International. The events provide eye care for Special Olympics athletes around the world in over 80 countries. Athletes receive screenings that include color vision testing and visual acuity testing as well as a pair of glasses or sports goggles.
Optos also recently participated in screenings at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the National Urban League (NUL) convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Between the two events, 785 people were imaged. For these events, we provided technicians and equipment for screenings. Many of the people screened do not have health insurance or accessible health care. In addition to screenings, we also provided eye health education. In past NCLR and NUL screening events, sight-threatening conditions from asymptomatic retinal holes/tears to glaucoma suspects were diagnosed and directed to treatment.
We’re proud to work with such worthy causes to help those in need and prevent blindness by providing vision screenings and education on how to better care for eyes. Visit our website to learn more about the organizations and Optos’ participation.