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In partnership with Optometry Giving Sight (US) and Vision Aid Overseas, CooperVision has helped to create real change in Ghana, through the sale of its Bioinfinity© contact lens.
Approximately 301,000 people in Ghana have a visual impairment and the lead cause of this is refractive error (44.4%). Few public hospitals offer refractions in Ghana and the result is almost all Ghanaians who require glasses (95%) do not have access to them.
Ghana Health Service has stated that a national program is needed to decrease the eye health burden in Ghana, and CooperVision’s support has helped to provide eye health services in two districts in the Upper East Region: Bawku West District and the Kassena Nankana Municipality.
Thanks to this programme, 16,000 children and adults will be screened in Ghana:
- An estimated 1,280 children and adults will receive medication for common eye diseases
- An estimated 1,600 children and adults will be referred for other treatments
- An estimated 272 children and adults will receive prescription glasses for distance vision correction
- An estimated 800 adults will receive reading glasses