Spectacles for School Children



We are pleased to announce that The DOT Charitable Foundation is collaborating with Sri Lanka Eye Foundation (SLEF) Kandy,  in partnership with the Department of Ophthalmology, National Hospital, Kandy to donate spectacles to school children in Kandy district.

Research shows (https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/6/e021277) students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds are the most likely to suffer from uncorrected vision problems and less likely to receive the treatment and eyeglasses they need. Also they  cannot afford glasses on their own. This may be impacting their academic, social and emotional learning.
The program is coordinated by;

Dr. Saman Senanayake, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology, National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka
National Focal Point for Low Vision Services in Sri Lanka Council member,
V2020 programme in Sri Lanka
Vice Chairman, (Advisor projects) SLEF, Kandy , Sri Lanka.

Dr.Kapila Edussuriya. Hon. Secretary, SLEF, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
V2020 Programme coordinator,(Central / Uva), V2020 Coordinating Office, Department of Ophthalmology, National Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Vision screenings and testing  are carried out routinely in Kandy district schools by the SLEF to identify the repaints. The DOT Charitable Foundation is  subsidising the cost of corrective eyeglasses for recipient children.

If you are happy to participate in this project, the spectacles cost is AUD 10.00 per child.  
Your generous donation will not only help stop ‘preventable’ blindness, particularly among children from underprivileged communities, but also help strengthen the eye care delivery infrastructure.

Please view below link for our first rounds of donations.
(Please note due to privacy reasons we have removed the individual photos)

Click to view the list of students

Thank you