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Jaarverslag FoV 2016

Jaarverslag FoV 2016


News from India!

News from India!

One of our US sponsors, Gordon Mendenhall, distributed 172 glasses in India.

Another proud moment for FoV!

Another proud moment for FoV!

Read the amazing story of Gordon Mendenhall Ed. D, Professor Emeritus.

Marloes back home!

Marloes back home!

Our ambassador Marloes Stemerdink is back home after a superfantastic sailing journey and stay in the Carribean (her own words)

Focus on Vision in the Dutch national news!

Focus on Vision in the Dutch national news!

Jan in 't Veld was interviewed for the Dutch national RTL news! (article in Dutch)

Marloes arrived in St Maarten

Marloes arrived in St Maarten

After a couple of weeks sailing, Marloes arrived at her destination

Focus on Vision featured in the Dutch news

Focus on Vision featured in the Dutch news

Interview with Jan in 't Veld in the local Dutch newspaper Brabants Dagblad (article in Dutch)

Eye screenings in school in Central Region Ghana

Eye screenings in school in Central Region Ghana

Focus on Vision performed eye screenings in the Behia English/Arabic Basic School in Central Region, Ghana.

Outreach to Kubease school, Ghana

Outreach to Kubease school, Ghana

Focus on Vision visited a school in Kubease, Ghana and provided the 325 students with a comprehensive eye check.

Marloes ready to sail!

Marloes ready to sail!

Marloes got all the funding she needs for her big trip across the Atlantic. We wish her smooth sailing!!

Our Marloes in the Dutch news!

Our Marloes in the Dutch news!

Marloes, our ambassador, is almost ready for her big trip. We are very excited that her story was picked up by the Dutch news!

Fruitful collaboration FoV and Eyes for the World in Brasil

Fruitful collaboration FoV and Eyes for the World in Brasil

The founder of Eyes of the World, Koen Van Pottelbergh, visited a favela in Rio and handed out focusspecs to deprived cariocas

New project FoV in Brasil

New project FoV in Brasil

In cooperation with ophthalmologist Dr Bernardo Pinto, of the Hospital Da Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro!

Focus on Vision on ABC Television Show

Focus on Vision on ABC Television Show

Now available on-demand!

Bill Pluta on ABC Show airing Sunday 7 August

Bill Pluta on ABC Show airing Sunday 7 August

ABC Here and Now featuring Bill Pluta, Zachary Daly and Emma Vargas will air on Sunday, August 7, 2016 on channel 7 at noon EST (New York time).

Taping of ABC Eyewitness News with Bill Pluta

Taping of ABC Eyewitness News with Bill Pluta

Yesterday, the show was taped and it will be aired in the US around mid-August. Watch this space for more updates!!

News from the field, Swaziland

News from the field, Swaziland

Read Zachary Daly's story who volunteered and helped the AIDs orphans in Swaziland. The project was conducted in collaboration with Focus on Vision USA.

Focus on Vision 12,5 year anniversary!

Focus on Vision 12,5 year anniversary!

And we are still passionate about our cause and look forward to doing more great projects with the help of all of you!

Bill Pluta - St John's Church Fundraising for Nigeria

Bill Pluta - St John's Church Fundraising for Nigeria

Our man in the USA, Mr. Bill Pluta, is actively raising money for a Nigerian school project where among others, Focusspecs will be distributed.

Major field study on self refraction with FocusSpecs in Ghana

Major field study on self refraction with FocusSpecs in Ghana

The study was published in the internationally renowned journal Optometry and Vision Science

Great collaboration between Eos Entrepreneur Foundation and FoV

Great collaboration between Eos Entrepreneur Foundation and FoV

Collaboration results in great projects set up in Latin America! (text in German)

Focusspec glasses for underpriviliged Belgians

Focusspec glasses for underpriviliged Belgians

The foundation 'Eyes for Belgium' answered the call to help underpriviliged people in its own country and handed out 150 Focusspec glasses (newspaper clip in Dutch)

The cocoa farmers in Ghana need your help!

The cocoa farmers in Ghana need your help!

In order for the Focus on Vision Foundation to keep doing great work, we are in need of sponsors. Please read here how you can help.

Projekt Afghanistan-Hilfe 100 glasses donated

Projekt Afghanistan-Hilfe 100 glasses donated

A letter from one of our German sponsors, Manfred Viglahn, who just donated 100 glasses in Afghanistan

First prize for The Hague University of Applied Sciences project!

First prize for The Hague University of Applied Sciences project!

A group of students of The Hague University of Applied Sciences looked into a solution for one of Focus on Vision's big challenges in Kenya.

Operation2020 report for Western Sahara

Operation2020 report for Western Sahara

We took 590 pairs to the Western Saharan Refugee camps in west Algeria, as well as parts of the occupied Western Saharan territory (Tifariti) to the military and nomadic hospitals.

Focusspec goes Nambia

Focusspec goes Nambia

In Opuwo, Namibia, a group of students from University College Roosevelt, Netherlands, are volunteering to a project to help create the joy of eyesight.

Reaching out to Kenya and Ghana with 10,000 Focusspecs

Reaching out to Kenya and Ghana with 10,000 Focusspecs

Focus on Vision will distribute 10.000 Focusspecs in Kenya among 11-15 year old and their parents or caretakers.

Outreach to Ethiopia

Outreach to Ethiopia

The first two months of 2014 started off pretty well. With our partners we distributed a few hundreds of Focusspecs in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Thank you note from The Learning Journey

Thank you note from The Learning Journey

Foundation The Learning Journey shared this thank you note (in Dutch) to express their gratitude to the partners that supported them in creating a bakery at the Y2K-school, South Africa.

Things that can change the world

Things that can change the world

The German IFA institute recently published an interesting article about new ideas, ideas that can grow into something that can change the world...

Thank you Sparknews

Thank you Sparknews

Over the past few weeks you may have seen Focus on Vision all around the world.

Seeing is believing...

Seeing is believing...

"Seeing is believing: Unique eye glasses expanding vision", so says an article about Focus on Vision published in a newspaper from Kenya

Focus on Vision...'les lunettes universelles'

Focus on Vision...'les lunettes universelles'

"The universal spectacles" is how French newspaper Le Monde describes Focus on Vision.

The Genesis of Art

The Genesis of Art

Artist Annet Teunissen from the City of Oss created this amazing piece of artwork from Focusspec glasses.

A pair of spectacles and a future for 10,000 people in Kenia

A pair of spectacles and a future for 10,000 people in Kenia

Focus on Vision is about to start a project in Kenia to supply 10,000 children in the age of 11 to 16 years old and their parents with adjustable glasses. These glasses enable them to follow and finish their education and to participate in society.

Optelec brings eye sight to Africa

Optelec brings eye sight to Africa

Optelec, one of the world's leading companies in the field of assistive technologies for visually impaired and blind people, has decided to supports Focus on Vision in creating eye sight in Africa.

Adjustable glasses change people's life

Adjustable glasses change people's life

French magazine Nexus published an article about Focus on Vision in their December edition.

Selling eye-glasses in Africa. An interview with Jan in 't Veld

Selling eye-glasses in Africa. An interview with Jan in 't Veld

One billion people in the world need glasses but can not get them, lack of resources or accessibility. French magazine L'express had an exclusive interview with Focus on Vision ambassador Jan t Veld about adjustable glasses, simple and inexpensive, aimed at the poor.

Hundreds of thousands of glasses for Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of glasses for Bangladesh

Catherine Berthillier announced Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Shamengo that would help Focus on Vision to distribute hundreds of thousands of pairs of glasses in Bangladesh.

Dr. J. Friedman Completes Field Trial of Adjustable Eyeglasses

Dr. J. Friedman Completes Field Trial of Adjustable Eyeglasses

All over the world, people suffering from visual impairment cannot access vision correction services. In most cases, they only need a pair of glasses, but if there is no accessible optometrist, or if the price of glasses is unaffordable, then they are forced to continue living with poor vision and the diminished quality of life that comes along with it. The scope of the problem is enormous: most estimates suggest that nearly a billion people worldwide are living without the glasses they need.

Focus on Vision's ambassador Jan in 't Veld brings inspiration to Barefoot College in India

Focus on Vision's ambassador Jan in 't Veld brings inspiration to Barefoot College in India

During a visit to Hyderabad, India, Focus on Vision's ambassador Jan in 't Veld met the people from Barefoot College. Read here how Jan shared his vision on creating the joy of eye sight.

Practitioners urged to join eyewear project

Practitioners urged to join eyewear project

Practitioners are being invited by charity Vision Action to get involved with a new social enterprise which aims to deliver a sustainable supply of adjustable prescription and other eyewear to people in Africa.

German NGO about to bring 200 Focusspecs to India

German NGO about to bring 200 Focusspecs to India

A German organization, involved in recycling spectacles is about to donate 200 Focusspec adjustable spectacles to the people from India.

Sending mit der Maus broadcast brings Focusspec to Bangladesh

Sending mit der Maus broadcast brings Focusspec to Bangladesh

When on a Sunday morning early Spring 2012 Norbert Krug from Germany switches on his television to view Sendung mit der Maus he had never heard of the Focusspec adjustable glasses. Now, a few months later he brought sight to 100 people from Bangladesh.

Creating joy of eyesight in Kenya

Creating joy of eyesight in Kenya

In Kenya health care is focused mainly on the prevention of malaria and HIV. Eye care is completely neglected. Stephanie van Stigt Thans is in Kenya to create awareness around opthoptics and to introduce Focusspec(r) adjustable glasses.

Focusspec introduction Kenya

Focusspec introduction Kenya

In Kenya health care is focused mainly on the prevention of malaria and HIV. Eye care is completely neglected. Stephanie van Stigt Thans is in Kenya to create awareness around opthoptics and to introduce Focusspec(r) adjustable glasses.

From the factory floor

From the factory floor

A short look at the place where the Focusspecs are mass-produced.

Even the Queen now self-refracts.

Even the Queen now self-refracts.

After her recent cataract operation, we made sure that even her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands is able to self-refract.

Focusspec on Dutch television

Focusspec on Dutch television

The Dutch program 'De Rekenkamer' (KRO) had a section on what general spectacles cost in the Netherlands . In it, they also discussed our Focusspec.

Field trial Soweto, South Africa

Field trial Soweto, South Africa

On friday the 17th of September, Focus on Vision in cooperation with the Optometry department of the University of Johannesburg will perform a field study in Soweto, South Africa.

Ambassador Jan in 't veld

Ambassador Jan in 't veld

Jan in 't Veld has been an important Ambassador for Focus on Vision. Amongst others, he has travelled around the world to create more awareness about the Focusspecs as solution.

Developing Sunglasses

Developing Sunglasses

We are currently developing the sunny (!) version of our Focusspecs. Here is the Story what challenges the developers are encountering

Fieldtrip to Ghana

Fieldtrip to Ghana

In February Jan in ‘t Veld went to Ghana having organized several eyecamps in
cooperation with the University of Kumasi (KNUST).

New colours

New colours

The Focusspecs are now available in 10 different, fashionable colours to make them look even more attractive. For the plus lens we have our Raspberry, Gold-, Silver- and Bronze metallic, Frog, Autumn, Henna and Classic looks. The minus lens is available in the collors Pink panther, Blue transparent and Classic black.

Shanghai World Expo 2010

Shanghai World Expo 2010

On May 1st 2010 the 41st World Expo in Shanghai was opened. 190 countries show their best cultural, architectural, business and innovative side on this Expo called ‘ Better City, Better Life.’ Our FocusSpec was part of this great exhibition.

Philippines Relief Appeal

Philippines Relief Appeal

Help us to support the Philippines. Click here to donate directly.

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