Optometrists support brighter future for learners

2015-11-12 06:00
=As part of the See Clear Project funded by PE Family Mission with Romano Satanassi as co-ordinator (back/centre), optometrists Owen Tomsett (left) and Antonie Wolmarans (right) visited CW Hendrickse Primary School. Learners’ eyes were tested and spe

=As part of the See Clear Project funded by PE Family Mission with Romano Satanassi as co-ordinator (back/centre), optometrists Owen Tomsett (left) and Antonie Wolmarans (right) visited CW Hendrickse Primary School. Learners’ eyes were tested and spe

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In a See Clear Project co-ordinated by the PE Family Mission, local optometrists agreed to visit CW Hendrickse Primary School in Uitenhage to have learners’ eyes screened and spectacles fitted.

“The project entailed visiting our school and screening all learners. A great number of learners indeed needed a thorough eye test,” said the Principal of the school, Mr D Ryners.

“The frames, lenses, tests and transportation of learners to optometrists were all free of charge. The joy and jubilation were evident on their faces of the learners who were fitted with spectacles. This will definitely make life easier and improve their academic results.”

The project was made possible thanks to Romano Satanassi who acquired funding from PE Family Mission and embarked on the See Clear Project.

“We wish to thank all involved in this project, for coming to the rescue of our learners. Most of our learners’ parents are unemployed and would never have been able to pay for these services,” said Ryners.

Satanassi negotiated with a number of registered optometrists in Uitenhage namely Tomsett, Spectrum and Wolmarans Optometrists to administer the screening and tests. Thankfully they agreed to perform the tests absolutely free of charge.

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