Children see brighter future with better eyesight hinh anh 1Doctors peform a Prudential-funded eye surgery for a child patients at the National Eyeology Hospital. Photo:

The Prudential Life Insurance Company signed a sponsorship agreement worth 1.6 billion VND (73,732 USD) with the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) on August 10 as part of the NFVC’s programme for children’s eyes.

Under the pact, about 320 children will receive eye surgeries free-of-charge from July through December 2015, each worth approximately 3.5 million VND (161.3 USD).

The company will also spend 450 million VND (20,737 USD) on eyesight tests and eye-care communications campaigns for 3,200 children residing in Binh Dinh, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Can Tho, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Yen Bai and Bac Giang.

A seminar on basic care for children’s eyes is set to take place within the year.

The NFVC have coordinated the programme since 1998, helping nearly 30,000 children across the country recover their eyesight at a cost of approximately 31 billion VND (1.42 million USD).

Between 2012 and 2014, as many as 700 children with eye defects received free treatment thanks to donations from Prudential Vietnam worth 1.6 billion VND (74,732 USD).-VNA