Context

Japan is heavily affected by natural disasters, including earthquakes and tsunamis. It is therefore important to provide medical coverage in the affected areas. According to the WHO, there is a higher prevalence of visual impairment in developing countries with low per capita income. Inadequate and unequal access to prevention and eye care is an obstacle to reducing visual impairment in the most populated and poorest areas.

 

Supported project

L'OCCITANE Japan and the Foundation support the Japanese Association of Ophthalmologists in its VISION VAN project. This is a mobile clinic that provides access to disaster areas to provide appropriate care to people in need. This clinic will also enable the screening of the Japanese population in order to improve their health conditions. This project is a first in the field of eye health in Japan.
 

Some figures

Budget 40.000 euros

Results 533 beneficiaries

History

Project supported since 2017

In 2017, L'OCCITANE Japan and the L'OCCITANE Foundation started to support the Japanese Opthalmologists Association and its Vision Van project. The project aimed at replacing and buying ophthalmologic instruments, which are mounted in Vision Van to prepare the examination in disaster area. In case of disaster, Vision Van was dispatched to disaster area to examine eyes of people who have suffered from disaster. In ordinary times, the Vision Van is sent to keep the health of eyes.

Budget 90.000 euros

Final results 2.610 beneficiaries