By Adama Makasuba
One Sight- a United States based Organization has assured its commitment to addressing vision problem globally.
The Organization has now expanded its centre to the seven administrative regions of the country, aim to supporting Gambians to access vision care at affordable cost.
Speaking during a press conference at the Serrekunda General Hospital on Friday, President and Executive Director of the Organization-T OVERBEY said there are currently 1.1 billion people around the globe who need eye glasses but that they don’t have access to them.
According to her, this problem is either they don’t have access to right medical care or they can’t afford the glasses they need.
“We call this vision gab and One Sight is dedicated to closing it,” she said.
She said in order to address vision problem that there is need for permanent solutions like sustainable vision, adding they are able to pilot the module first in the Gambia.
“And because of this pilot, we are able to learn how to make this module successfully partner effectively and how to build in order to ensure a long lasting solution to vision care in a country that we serve,” she added.
She assured that One Sight ‘would is credibly proud of being part of the journey to ensure that all Gambians have access to high quality and affordable vision care.’
For his part, Dr Abba Hydara expressed with delight about One Sight partnership with Shiekh Zayyid eye care, saying “it has empowered to maintain the leadership of eye care in the Gambia.”
Meanwhile, One Sight has opened its vision centers in 130 countries across the World and said it hope to be able to provide access of eye glasses to over 38 million people around the world.