Life Healthcare funds R13 million for eye care and up-skilling of blind and partially sighted persons in partnership with SA National Council for the Blind
An official cheque and mobile eye clinic handover and acknowledgement of Life Healthcare’s partnership with SANCB took place in Pretoria on Tuesday, 7 August 2018. The event included a tour of Optima College to give insight into the training offered to students. The third Mobile Eye Clinic funded by the Life Foundation will also be operational and screening some 300 patients from outer lying areas. Patients requiring spectacles will receive these on the day and those requiring further treatment such as cataract surgery will be referred as appropriate.
About the South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB):
The South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB) is a registered non-profit organisation, striving to meet the needs of all blind and partially sighted people in South Africa. Founded in 1929, the SANCB’s provision of support includes: community-based rehabilitation, social and economic development support for blind persons through groups at community level.