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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in collaboration with several organizations, is donating hundreds of thousands of eyeglasses to people with a range of visual impairments in two countries in Latin America.

El Salvador

The Church of Jesus Christ has joined forces with CharityVision and the Foundation for the Development of Salvadoran Women to improve the visual health of thousands of students by donating glasses suited to their needs. Improved sight can also enhance personal and academic development.

On June 20, 2023, more than 400 students from the National Institute of Santa Ana (INSA) became the first recipients. Ophthalmologists evaluated the students and gave them prescriptions .

This project will be implemented in 50 municipalities and will benefit approximately 10,000 students at all levels.

Lisandro, an INSA student, said, “The glasses are going to help me with reading, because sometimes it is difficult for me to see what the teacher writes on the blackboard.”

Nuria Ramírez, a mother of one of the young men, said her son is nearsighted. He has not been able to wear glasses for five years. She added that she is very grateful for the donation of the glasses.

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