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Eye Care Fund



The Eye Care Project began in February 2015 to address the diagnosis and treatment of children with serious vision problems. According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-aged children have vision problems that, if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. Most eye diseases can be effectively treated. Because these conditions often do not manifest symptoms in early stages, however, children are unaware of the disease until it progresses to a more advanced stage.

Children undergo initial screening by ophthalmologists. Exams include a case history, vision testing, eye health evaluation, determination of treatment plan, and routine follow-up appointments. Children with vision problems are treated accordingly. The Project is implemented by SOAR-Washington DC Metro in cooperation with Gyumri Social Childcare Center and Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage.



August 2017


Two children from Gavar Orphanage received eye examinations, receiving needed eyedrops, contact lenses, and glasses.

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October 2015


Three more children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received eyeglasses
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Children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center who received eye glasses through the SOAR eye-care fund
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Four more children received eye examinations
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September 2015


Five children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received eye examinations
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Hakob was able to receive treatment through the Eye Care Fund
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July 2015


13 children from Mari Izmirlyan received eye examinations, 8 receiving needed glasses, and 4 receiving needed eye drops thanks to the SOAR Eye Care Project
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May 2015


Children from Mari Izmirlyan receiving eye exams and glasses

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The new portable eye lamp in action

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A portable lamp purchased for eye examinations
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The kids from Mari Izmirlyan at the Shengavit Medical Center for eye exams and choosing their glasses.

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April 2015


Children receiving assistance thanks to the SOAR Eye Care Project

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