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Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes

Opening Eyes is changing lives in communities across the globe, providing free eye assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sport goggles to people with intellectual disabilities.

Goals of the Opening Eyes Programme:

  1. Increase access to eye care for Special Olympics athletes, as well as people with an intellectual disability.
  2. Raise eye care professionals' awareness of vision and eye health concerns of people with intellectual disabilities, including difficulties involved in accessing treatment.
  3. Develop a body of knowledge about vision and eye health of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

View this TV3 footage from our National Summer Games based in Dunedin in 2013. This talks about the vision screening provided to athletes through the SOLCIOE (Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes) programme. If you have any enquiries about this programme please write to openingeyes@specialolympics.org.nz

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