Kevon Cadore and Britney Burris are among 10 students who are enjoying better vision, as a result of a partnership between ClearVision Eye Center and Optimum Entertainment. The students received eye glasses at a special ceremony at the Morne Rouge Playing Field as part of child month activities.
“We are very concerned that some of our young children are unable to maximize their educational opportunities because of vision related illnesses. Although we are a young company, we are willing to give back to our country and our children in particular,” said Managing Director Valerie Dubissette.
She welcomed the opportunity presented by Optimum Entertainment to assist the 10 students who are among a larger number of children who are to be tested for eye-related difficulties.
Optometrist at ClearVision, Dr Franklyn Mgbemere, encouraged parents and guardians to have their children’s eyes examined as part of a routine checkup each year because it can “help to identify other health problems, correct certain eye conditions if identified early, and in cases where glasses are required, help to improve the child’s educational performance.”
Owner/CEO Optimum Entertainment, Osborn Francis, also welcomed the partnership, and suggested that the activity was designed to strengthen the self-image of young people in the community who are seen as vulnerable and to highlight high incidence of “sexual decadence” affecting the Grenadian society.
“This activity is part of a bigger network involving Den Productions and Optimum Entertainment to give back to the community. We were very happy to work with ClearVision to provide the sight component of this activity,” Francis said.
He noted that the organisations chose vision care as an area of focus because of the high number of persons in Grenada who are affected by sight-related difficulties.
He welcomed the partnership with ClearVision and looked forward to working with the company to bring relief to more young people in the future.
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