I have been wearing eyeglasses since grade 3. Paulit ulit ko naman sinasabi yan ano? Pero that’s something worth sharing di ba? I have been wearing eyeglasses for 27 years na. Piolo Pascual Eye Can Succeed Event
My kids started wearing eyeglasses as early as 6 or 7 years old (sorry na, #momnesia), mas bata pa sa akin. Poor eyesight runs in the family! It’s sad but we don’t dwell on that, we focus on the solution and not on the problem. And thank goodness we have the means to buy my kids eyeglasses. I just can’t imagine my life without eyeglasses or how difficult my kids life would be without one. Ang hirap magbasa sa blackboard no. Specially with us na ang surname ay P! Pag nag arrange alphabetically, kawawa ang mga anak kong malalabo ang mata.
But not all people or kids have the means to buy an eyeglasses, let alone afford an eye check up. In fact, at least ten in every 100 Filipino students are suffering from poor eyesight. Quite alarming ano? This concern has led Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) to team up with leading actor and brand ambassador Piolo Pascual to launch Eye Can Succeed. The program is geared at providingfree eye check-ups and free prescription eyeglasses to help 10,000 senior high school students pursue higher education and achieve success.
And I am very proud to be a part of the first ever Eye Can Succeed Advocacy Event with Piolo Pascual. Here’s a video of what happened during the event and a short message from Piolo Pascual to the students.
Piolo Pascual Eye Can Succeed Event in Rizal High School Pasig
EVF kicked off the advocacy campaign at Rizal High School, which has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest secondary school in the world, by having licensed eye health professionals discuss the importance of healthy vision, proper eye care, and optometry as a career option for Grades 11 and 12 students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic strand.
With the assistance of volunteer optometrists, EVF examined the school’s 4,000-strong Grades 11 and 12 students and distributed free prescription glasses to students who are in need.
The Essilor Vision Foundation is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. For more information about EVF and the Eye Can Succeed advocacy campaign, please visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
P.S. dahil we’re both wearing Eassilor eyeglasses, gusto ko lang i share ang aking first ever selfie with Piolo Pascual. Piolo Pascual Eye Can Succeed Event