Upland senior citizens benefit from DCWD's eye care project-A A +A
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
TWENTY senior citizens living inside the watershed areas received free reading glasses last October 17 at the barangay hall in Barangay Tamugan thru Davao City Water District's Eye Care project under its health and care program.
Before the distribution, free eye check-up and consultation were given to the recipients as well as to nearby residents last October 9 conducted by specialists from Ideal Vision Center.
Many of the recipients were very happy to have availed of the free eye care from DCWD especially because some of them found out that they have more serious eye conditions such as cataract aside from the usual vision problems associated with ageing.
DCWD, thru the Community Relations Unit, initiated the activity in order to give elderlies living in the uplands an opportunity to avail of free eye care especially that they experience many problems caused by poor vision. With their new glasses, they will be able to conduct some of their day-to-day activities such as sewing and reading without difficulty.
Ideal Vision Center also helped by subsidizing the costs of the reading glasses so more elderlies can benefit from the project.
DCWD believes that it is also important to take care of the people living in communities inside the watershed areas as they are its main partners in its environmental protection programs. This is the reason why for 20 years now, the water utility has been conducting corporate social responsibility projects alongside its watershed rehabilitation activities.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 06, 2013.