The percentage of visually impaired people is particularly high among children in Vietnam. Visual impairment in children can cause developmental problems. In addition, it can lead to permanent vision loss when the defect is left untreated. The percentage of people over the age of 50 in Vietnam is also expected to increase to at least 22.7% in 2020. The elderly have a higher risk of vision problems. The Eye Care Foundation therefore supports eye exams at schools and for the elderly.
These eye exams are organized by 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 of an eye test in Binh Duong (May 2016).