About 1.4 million children around the world are blind, three-quarters of them living in the poorest regions of Asia and Africa without access to treatment for easily correctable conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This lack of vision treatment is the leading cause of blindness in children.
Since 2002, Lions Clubs International Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care have worked together to correct the vision of more than 17 million children in China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Of those, over 600,00 children have been referred to physicians for further evaluation, and about 200,000 of them have received glasses and were treated for various eye conditions. Seeing clearly is critical for children since an estimated 80% of classroom learning happens through the use of their eyes.
Sight for Kids is one of the longest running, and largest, international school vision-screening programs continuing as a public-private initiative across multiple countries, including developing countries.
You can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. For every photo donated on behalf of Sight for Kids,
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. will donate $1 to that cause. You can donate photos on behalf of Sight for Kids until January 31, 2013 or until it reaches its goal of $30,000, whichever comes first. Sight for Kids will receive a minimum of $15,000.