The percentage of visually impaired people is particularly high among children in Vietnam. Impairment in children can cause developmental problems. In addition, it can lead to permanent vision loss when the defect is left untreated. Vision impairment is also expected to increase in the over-50s in Vietnam to 22.7% in 2020. The elderly have an increased risk of vision problems. Therefore, the Eye Care Foundation supports eye exams at schools and for the elderly.
These eye exams are organized in the Vision Centers at district and provincial hospitals. During these eye tests the eyes of large groups of children and the elderly are checked.
Employees of the field office in Vietnam made a video report of an eye test in Binh Duong (May 2016).