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Giving Sight to Children in Jamaica

For six-year-old Justin, success in school has not come easily. Significant vision impairment hampered his earlier efforts to succeed. For children like him the classroom is especially challenging.

Optometry Giving Sight See Better.Learn Better Jamaica program with Justin at the board
Optometry Giving Sight See Better.Learn Better Jamaica program with Justin at the board

Thanks to an Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) funded project, implemented by See Better.Learn Better Jamaica, Justin underwent an in-school vision screening – his first — offered twice yearly by See Better.

He now has prescription eyeglasses that will be updated annually through his primary school years if necessary, and access to annual exams and follow-up care. And, it’s offered at no cost thanks in part to donors who give so generously to OGS in support of the organization’s mission to end preventable blindness and impaired vision throughout the world.

Learn more about Justin’s story.

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