Hundreds of students from Luzon have received free eye care to help them with their productivity and well-being as SKY partnered with the Asian Eye Institute to bring the “Kislap Mata: Malinaw na Mata, Malinaw na Kinabukasan” project.
Beneficiaries of the eye care program held in San Isidro Elementary School, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Sto. Tomas North Central School, and at Lagundi Elementary School, Morong, Rizal received free consultation, proper eye care workshops, and prescription glasses.
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Zacquia Chua and Cassandra Baral of Lagundi Elementary School have difficulty in reading and catching up in class because of their poor eyesight. But as two of the beneficiaries of the eye care project, their glasses have been replaced.
“Mas makakapag-aral na po akong mabuti kasi makakakita na po akong mas maigi, salamat po sa SKY at Asian Eye,” Cassandra said.
Across the various legs of the project, 575 students have attended the eye talks, 338 have received eye checkups, 108 have been given eyeglasses while 23 have been referred to clinics for further checkup at Asian Eye Institute’s EyeSite, an ambulatory eye center located inside the Qualimed Surgery Center at Ayala Fairview Terraces and St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.
To further support the aim of improving the students’ school performance, SKYcable and SKYdirect connections were donated to each school.
“We feel privileged and blessed that our students have been chosen as recipients of the ‘Kislap Mata’ program of SKYcable. Eyesight is very important for students. Without healthy eyes, they won’t be able to understand and read their lessons. Thank you very much to SKYcable and Asian Eye. Of all the schools in the Philippines, Morong got picked,” Lagundi Elementary School principal Claire Rino said.
SKY Head of Integrated Marketing Gidgette Faustino shared SKYcable’s eagerness to help students. “We at SKY are grateful for the opportunity to help in any way we can, we envisioned ‘Kislap Mata’ project to help select students learn in their full capacity and more comfortably with clearer eyesight. We look forward to more learning advocacies that will help promote learning and education in the country,” she enthused.
Asian Eye Institute is a world-class eye institute that put the Philippines on the map of quality health care. It started in 2001 and provides a full range of specialized medical services, delivering safety and comfort of modern facilities, with some of the most advanced technology worldwide.
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