Alturas donates 412 eyeglasses

Reaching out to the barangay folks who are suffering from poor eyesight and other eye defects, the Alturas Group of Companies, through its Alay Marcela Foundation, Inc., continues its eye care program, dubbed as “Eye Love You”, in Brgy. La Hacienda, Alicia, last February 5, where 412 eye patients received free prescription eyeglasses after they underwent eye check up last year.

A part of its regular Bayanihan community outreach activity, the ongoing Alturas “Eye Love You” is highlighted by a free eye check-up and distribution of free branded prescription eyeglasses to all recipients, coordinated by Ideal Vision Center.

Other beneficiaries of “Eye Love You” were from Brgy. Lourdes, Cortes; Brgy. Gabi, Ubay; and Brgy. Subayon, Bilar who also availed themselves of the eye care program last year.

In Brgy. Gabi, a total of 157 eye patients were checked-up by resident ophthalmologist of Ideal Vision Center, Dr. Ryan Petrolla. All of them received prescription eyeglasses which help improve their eyesight. In Brgy. Lourdes, 60 recipients also availed themselves of free eye check-up and free prescription eyeglasses.

“Eye Love You” stems from “Oplan Sagip Mata”, a comprehensive eye care program of DOH launched by the late Senator and former Health Secretary Juan Flavier in 1993, which until now provides free operations and services to address the increasing rate of blindness in the country. It has already helped over 500,000 beneficiaries nationwide.

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The beneficiaries of Alturas “Eye Love You” pose during the distribution of 412 prescription eyeglasses last February 5, in Brgy. La Hacienda, Alicia.

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