Alberta Government Provides Grant to Help Optometry Program in Vietnam
Optometry Giving Sight is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Alberta Government in 2015 to further sustainable eye care in Vietnam. The Community Initiatives Program (CIP) International Development grant will help provide equipment for the newly established Optometry Program in Ho Chi Minh City.
There are an estimated 21 million people in Vietnam with uncorrected refractive error; three million of those are children. Graduates of the optometry program will be deployed to various public eye clinics in Vietnam to offer much need eye and vision care services.
The program is implemented by the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, in conjunction with the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine and Hanoi Medical University – with the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology as a supporting partner.