United Kingdom: A mobile sight centre in remote areas
Accessible health to prevent and decrease sight issues.
A good number of sight problems are considered to be avoidable, through preventive education, access to healthcare and adequate treatment. Nevertheless the remoteness of some areas can represent a barrier, preventing the most vulnerable as well as isolated people from accessing those services.
A group of Givaudan volunteers from Ashford, partnered with a local charity organisation specialised in providing assistance to the visually impaired, to launch a mobile sight centre that will run across the county of Kent. Our support will allow 6,500 people from the region to get access to eye-care treatment and sight-loss preventive measures. The vehicle will be equipped with low vision and assistive technology. Interactive and informative workshops on sight-loss prevention will also be provided.