Story of the Week: LCIF, Bausch + Lomb Partner to Save Childrens’ Eyesight
During our convention in Sydney, LCIF announced a new partnership with the Bausch + Lomb Early Vision Institute. The Pediatric Cataract Initiative will help save the sight of children around the world by treating and preventing pediatric cataract.
Pediatric cataract is a critical cause of childhood vision loss and blindness. Bausch + Lomb contributed US$350,000 to fund programs that will prevent and treat cataract in infants and children. And promote early childhood vision screenings.
The rate of pediatric cataract in developed nations is one to four children per 100,000. But in under served countries, the rate is 10 times greater. During its first year, the Initiative will primarily focus on aiding children in China, where an estimated 40,000 children suffer from pediatric cataract.
What is your club doing to help save children’s eyesight? Leave a comment to let us know.