WATCH: “Armen’s Glasses”
on June 28, 2012
Poor vision affects people in every area of the world. Thankfully, having the proper prescriptive eyeglasses is one of the easiest ways to correct vision. However, for some people, eyeglasses remain unaffordable.
Watch Armen’s story and hear how the Armenian Eyecare Project improved his vision simply by providing the glasses that he so desperately needed.
This is Armen’s story:
The 12-year old Armen suffers from poor vision. He describes his situation by saying: “My eyes burn, they hurt.” This teacher of five years says his infliction is also painfully noticeable. Starting in the first grade, she has noticed his inability to read from the classroom blackboard and he instead must walk up to the front of the room to copy down his notes. It also effects his studying because he cannot see the words he wants to read.
Due to poverty, Armen’s family cannot afford to get him the eyeglasses that can correct his vision.
However, this all changed when the Armenian EyeCare Project arrived in his village. Thanks to donations of time and money, the AECP was able to fit Armen and many other children in similar situations with eyeglasses that restored their vision.
“It’s the easiest way to correct blindness in some people,” said Dr. Roger V. Ohanesian, Founder and Chairman of the AECP. “They are literally blind because they are not wearing glasses.”
Just like that, something as simple as walking down a set of stairs is now easier for Armen. The increase in his ability to read, write, and learn is so great it cannot be measured.
Donations starting at just $25 can help start restoring the vision of children in Armenia. A donation of $100 will manage to pay for five Armenian children to be fit for eyeglasses, just as it did for Armen.
Click here to watch a short film that tells Armen's story and how the Armenian Eye Care Project changed his life.