Helen Keller International
Seva Foundation and Helen Keller International have partnered to support ChildSight,® a program in the Gallup, New Mexico area that provides students with vision screenings and prescription eyeglasses, all at no cost to their families. This program eliminates the transportation and affordability barriers to receiving eye care by bringing the vision screeners, optometrist, and glasses to schools.
In the 2012-2013 academic year, this program screened 5,209 students and provided 1,501 students (29%) with a pair of prescription eyeglasses. In addition, 221 (4%) students were referred for follow-up care. Through the TOMS partnership, Seva has been able to support direct eye care services for school children in disadvantaged communities.