COVID-19 Education | Laptops for Distance Learning: 2020

We are grateful to have been able to collaborate with Dr. Shah and the Downey Unified School District to facilitate the donation of 60 Chromebooks to help Downey High to help maintain quality education with distance learning during the pandemic.





Project Germany: 2020POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

We will be travelling to Germany in the Spring to see Syrian refugees and provide children and adults with no-cost prescription glasses and reading glasses, as well as patient education regarding ocular health and vision care. Additionally, patients will be screened for various types of ocular cancers, color blindness, and refractive errors.





Project Turkey: 2020POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

We will be travelling to Turkey in the Spring to see Syrian refugees and provide children and adults with no-cost prescription glasses and reading glasses, as well as patient education regarding ocular health and vision care. Additionally, patients will be screened for various types of ocular cancers, color blindness, and refractive errors.





Project Turkey: 2019

We traveled to Turkey in the March and saw Syrian refugees, provided children and adults with no-cost prescription and reading glasses, as well as patient education regarding ocular health and vision care. Additionally, patients were screened for various types of ocular cancers, color blindness, and refractive errors.





Project Malaysia: 2019

Our co-founder returned once more to  IIUM in Kuantan, Malaysia. This year, she gave a lecture on Cortical Visual Impairments in Pediatrics followed by an interactive workshop and a thorough Q&A session covering aspects of ocular health and vision care.  

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Project Malaysia: 2018

Our co-founder was hosted by IIUM in Kuantan, Malaysia. Once there, she gave a lecture on Neurological Visual Rehabilitation & Vision Therapy followed by an interactive workshop and a thorough Q&A session covering aspects of ocular health and vision care.  

Roughly 160 university undergraduate and graduate students, post-bachelor medical students, and local Optometrists attended the seminar.

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Project Sweden: 2017

Our co-founder traveled to Gothenburg in November and met with two local medical and humanitarian nonprofit NGOs and held two humanitarian and educational workshops for medical professionals.





Project Turkey: 2017

Our co-founder traveled to Istanbul in November for a ‘Train the Trainers’ interactive seminar.  K-12 school teachers & administrative staff attended our event and learned how to detect visual issues in their students both in the classroom and on the playground.   Then, as a preventative and sustainable measure, our co-founder served as a liaison between the school and a local free medical clinic to see students referred by the school for free vision exams.





Project El Cajon: 2017

Sight & Sketches was hosted by Grossmont College in El Cajon, (San Diego) California.  Once on the college campus, children and adults were screened for various types of ocular cancers, color blindness, and refractive errors.

No-cost vision exams were provided for roughly 100 Syrian refugee children and adults.  Those who needed glasses were able to choose from a collection of new frames.  62 prescription glasses were dispensed at no cost as well as patient education regarding ocular health and vision care.

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Project Istanbul: 2016

No-cost vision exams were provided for 1,000 Syrian refugee children and adults in Istanbul, Turkey.  Moreover, 1,300 prescription glasses and sunglasses were dispensed at no cost.

Sight & Sketches was hosted by two K-12 schools for Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey.  Once on the school sites, children and adults were screened for various types of ocular cancers, color blindness, and refractive errors.   Prescription glasses and sunglasses were distributed, as well as patient education regarding ocular health and vision care.

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