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Free eye check-ups and new spectacles for 300 needy students

Published on May 19, 2014 7:20 PM
Deba Ramakrishnan, 7, has her eyes checked by Kimberly Lee, 19, a student at Singapore Polytechnic. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN 

LENS maker Essilor's philantropic arm Essilor Vision Foundation launched its Singapore programme on Monday, kicking off four days of free eye exams and corrective lenses for needy students.

Some 300 primary and secondary school students from low-income households will have their vision checked by final-year optometry students at Singapore Polytechnic, and will be able to pick up free spectacles next month.

The students were chosen by the Singapore Indian Development Association, which organised the event in partnership with Essilor Vision Foundation Limited in Singapore, NPS International School, BridgeAble and Singapore Polytechnic.

Essilor said that more programmes are planned and will be organised based on need.

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