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Essilor Vision Foundation & ARCOD NGO bring eye care to disadvantaged children

About 300 children who suffer from a chronic disease and their 200 caregivers (parents and guardians, were provided with free eye care in Krishnagiri recently.

160 people received a free pair of spectacles which will help them live better.

About Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF)

Essilor Vision Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Essilor International, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company. In order to help address the global issue of uncorrected poor vision that affects over 2.5 billion people around the world, Essilor Vision Foundation promotes access to good vision through free screenings and the provision of corrective glasses to communities in need.  

About ARCOD (Association for Rural Community Development )

ARCOD is a grass root voluntary organization registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975, established in 1988, at Rayakottai, Krishnagiri District (Formerly Dharmapuri District).

The key objective of ARCOD is to achieve social, economic, political, and health empowerment of women and children in operational areas through sustainable programs. Through a program called Children of Krishna Giri, ARCOD works with over 300 plus children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and their care takers.

About India Vision Institute (IVI) India Vision Institute (IVI) is an independent, not-for-profit registered trust established in 2012. It is focused on supporting and promoting eye health awareness, research, education and technological development in Indian Optometry to advance capacity in vision correction, and prevention of eye disease and blindness. (www.indiavisioninstitute.org )