LUXOTTICA GIVES OPTOMETRY STUDENTS A RARE LOOK AT THE GLOBAL VISION CRISIS THROUGH SPECIAL ONESIGHT CLINIC

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LUXOTTICA GIVES OPTOMETRY STUDENTS A RARE LOOK AT THE GLOBAL VISION CRISIS THROUGH SPECIAL ONESIGHT CLINIC

Luxottica and OneSight selected 34 optometry students from around the country to participate in two OneSight clinics in Mexico this May. 

Luxottica Announces Students for May 2018 OneSight Trips
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Luxottica is a founding sponsor of OneSight, a leading organization focused on bringing both sustainable and urgent vision care solutions to communities around the world. Each year, OneSight volunteers travel to remote parts of the globe to provide care and services to populations that lack access to eyecare primarily due to high medical costs, travel and/or availability. This is the second time Luxottica and OneSight provided students an opportunity to participate in a clinic. For the students selected, Luxottica covered all expenses associated with the clinic, including air fare, accommodations and meals. 

The first of two groups of students traveled to Mexico in early May to serve the community of Oaxaca.  Alongside Luxottica-affiliated optometrists, they saw more than 3000 patients during the four-day clinic.  Due to the volume and diversity of patient cases, students gained valuable clinical experience.  They supported a core team of Luxottica volunteers in the frame fitting, manufacturing and dispensing of new eyewear. 

“It’s been an awesome experience.  I feel like I’m part of a family here.  It’s a big team.  I’m excited to actually graduate so that I can be even more a part of this community,” said David Pace, University of the Incarnate Word-Rosenberg School of Optometry. 

The next group will travel to a OneSight clinic in Puebla, Mexico.  To be considered, the optometry students, all members of the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) and the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA), submitted applications and essays and were chosen using a variety of criteria. They represent 22 optometry schools across multiple graduation years. 

To date, OneSight has helped ten million people in 46 countries see clearly. By 2020, OneSight will provide ongoing access to vision care to over 20 million people.

Published on May 16 2018