Alina Vision delivers impact across four key areas.
Making high quality eye care affordable and easily accessible can improve visual function and clarity of sight. For example, availability of treatment for injuries and screening of eye diseases that may lead to preventable blindness.
Improved eye health directly impacts agency and independence, resulting in increased confidence and self-esteem that can lead to greater participation in the community. Vision can also create a more equitable society. For example, gender equity through culturally safe eye health delivery.
Accessible and affordable eye care reduces the economic strain on a person, their household, and their community. Good eye health allows autonomy and independence. For example, productivity of paid and unpaid work increases as a direct result of improved visual function.
Access to eyeglasses and eye surgery leads to improved vision, which has a direct impact on a person's ability to obtain an education and improve their economic prospects. For example, school-aged children are able to participate in class and therefore stay in school instead of dropping out.
Our Impact - in numbers to date
Vietnam suffers from a sizeable unmet need to address avoidable blindness.
To date Alina Vision has achieved the following:
146,004 vision screening examinations including 74,248 free examinations
6,338 surgeries and 15,665 procedures
3,881 cataract surgeries including 577 free surgeries
19,997 glasses dispensed including 1,980 free glasses
56% female cataract patients
In 2021 Alina Vision was able to achieve
91% Patient Satisfaction Score
91% post-surgery good visual outcome
(11 percentage points higher than the World Health Organisation benchmark)
15,532 glasses dispensed
Post-surgical outcomes 4 percentage points higher than the WHO benchmark