Kolkata, Oct 11 (IBNS) Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (JJVC),leading manufacturer of disposable contact lenses, on Thursday announced that more than 6 million children in India have received free vision screening through Sight for Kids, a partnership program with charitable organisation Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) now marking its 10th anniversary.
The announcement was made on the occasion of World Sight Day, celebrated each year on October 11.
Overall, the program has screened 16 million children across India, China, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
It was established in 2002 to reduce visual impairment and disability in Asia through volunteer-directed vision screenings involving ministries of health, school districts, eye care professionals and hospitals along with Lions Clubs International volunteers and JJVC employees.
In India, the main cities of focus for screening children have been in Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Cochin.