Students with their new reading glassesHUNDREDS of students from Luzon received free eye care to help them with their productivity and well-being as SKY partnered with Asian Eye Institute in the “Kislap Mata: Malinaw na Mata, Malinaw na Kinabukasan” project.
Beneficiaries of the eye care program held in San Isidro Elementary School in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan; Sto. Tomas North Central School; and Lagundi Elementary School in Morong, Rizal received free consultation, proper eye care workshops and prescription glasses.
Across the various legs of the project, 575 students have attended the eye talks, 338 have received eye checkups, 108 have been given eyeglasses and 23 have been referred to clinics for further checkups at Asian Eye’s EyeSite. EyeSite is an ambulatory eye center with branches in St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Sto. Tomas, Batangas; SM City Fairview; SM City Batangas; and SM City Dasmariñas.
“We are happy to be part of this initiative. It gave us an opportunity to teach children what it means to have healthy eyes,” said Asian Eye chief operating officer Alwin Sta. Rosa.
To further support the aim of improving the students’ school performance, SKYcable and SKYdirect connections were also donated to each school.
“We feel privileged and blessed that our students have been chosen as recipients of the ‘Kislap Mata’ program of SKYcable. Thank you very much to SKYcable and Asian Eye,” Lagundi Elementary School principal Calire Rino said.
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’ 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.”