Dallas (Texas) [US], May 25 (ANI/PRNewswire): The Vision Impact Institute (VII) is pleased to join a partnership that brings eye care services to vulnerable populations in Panama. The partnership includesThe native groups represent 12 per cent of Panama's population. The Guna Nega make up 20 per cent of this population and have limited access to and awareness of vision care services.
"Panama has an estimated"In addition to providing humanitarian services, the data obtained will allow us to determine the characteristics of refractive errors and visual health of this community," say Drs. Hector Santiago and Damaris Pagan, coordinators of the seven-day visit that includes faculty and students from the School of Optometry of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.
Eng. Mario Him, District D-1 past Governor of the Lions of Panama, agrees: "This is an extraordinary opportunity for the Lions, together with other collaborators, to serve the visual health needs of the most vulnerable communities in Panama."The project will run through the end of 2022.
The Vision Impact Institute's mission is to raise awareness of the importance of vision correction and protection to make good vision a global priority. The Vision Impact Institute is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which receives support from the Vision for Life Fund from Essilor, the world leader in ophthalmic optics.
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