Essilor Philippines inaugurated its first Sight Center at the Manila Central University (MCU) last June 9, 2015. This is in response to reports that over 20 million Filipinos are in need of visual correction. This is still a part of Essilor’s public awareness campaign, Seeing the World Better.
Established in partnership with the Manila Central University College of Optometry, the first Essilor Sight Center offers optometry students a venue where they can perform hands-on eyesight examinations and diagnoses in an ideal clinic set-up used by actual optometrists. The sight center features fully equipped vision screening rooms complete with clinical refraction equipment, and access to Essilor Academy’s advanced tools and practical trainings in optometry practice.
Piolo Pascual and his son Inigo Pascual were present during the ribbon cutting.
Why choose Manila Central University?
The Manila Central University-College of Optometry is one of the top optometry schools in the country. It is, in fact, the only optometry school in the Philippines recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Development. It has been granted Level III Accreditation status by the PACUCOA, in 2011. The college currently has more than 200 optometry students enrolled who will have the privilege of using the very first Essilor Sight Center in the Philippines.
The partnership with MCU is just one of the many initiatives underscoring Essilor’s continued commitment to promote healthy vision worldwide. Aside from giving students access to advanced equipment and technology, the Essilor Sight Center was established to help students and on-the-job trainees conduct vision screening and diagnose actual cases of vision problems among the members of the community, for free.