Sixty-five children had their sight restored in central Vietnam through the Foundation-supported Sight For Children program.

The surgical intensive coincided with the Vietnamese school holidays, when hundreds of children are screened for a range of eye diseases. A week of free surgeries follow.

The Sight For Children program operates in Phu Yen and Binh Dinh provinces and represents a significant proportion of the childhood blindness work supported by The Foundation in Vietnam.

Children’s eyes are not only smaller than adult eyes; they are also structurally different requiring the skills of a specially trained ophthalmologist, and unique equipment.

In the last three years, hundreds of children have received essential eye surgery - and just as importantly, local doctors have completed training and can now operate on children without assistance from surgeons in the country's capital, Hanoi. 

Learn more about our work in Vietnam.