In the provinces of Dong Thap, Binh Duong, Ca Mau and Soc Trang, the Eye Care Foundation is establishing Vision Centres in collaboration with district and provincial hospitals. These Vision Centres are affiliated with the hospitals. The Vision Centres broaden the range of eye care services in hospitals, help improve the quality of eye care and both support and lighten the work load for ophthalmologists. This project started in 2014. All of these Vision Centres have special arrangements so that people who could otherwise not afford glasses, can receive a pair of glasses for free or with a discount.
The activities of the Vision Centres are:
- Eyesight testing
- Refraction tests
- Providing prescription glasses
- Eye tests in schools and on the elderly