Date: May 14,2014
Project in Brief
Etisalat Galle Vesak Adult Clinic 2014
SOMS partnered with Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Limited to conduct a Vesak dansala eye clinic at the Galle Town Hall on May 14, 2014 to serve people in need with free eye exams and custom-fit eyeglasses. Over 2,500 residents from Galle and surrounding districts such as Hambantota and Kalutara, as well as commuting residents working in Gampaha and Colombo, participated in the clinic and benefited through this program. The project was sponsored by Etisalat.
1,354 custom-made eyeglasses and 513 reading bifocals were provided. 44 cataract patients were referred to the national eye unit at Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in the Galle district and the National Eye Hospital in Colombo for further tests and diagnosis. Additionally there were 19 patients with poor convergence who were taught exercises.
Etisalat employees volunteered and assisted SOMS staff and optometrists during the clinic. The hard work and dedication of the Etisalat and SOMS staff was appreciated by many of the participants.[/column]