Philippines – More screening programs

Philippines – More screening programs

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Alliance Regional Care (ARC) Hospital – Borough Eye Center

Held last August 30, 2019, this Eye Center was built with cooperation of ARC & Borough, a well-known health facility with four Medical Clinics scattered in Metro Manila. Kaleidos have been featured in some provincial Newspaper Articles in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu (Central Visayas Area) and had given a high recommendation for their screening process.

Good Samaritan Hospital- Nueva Ecija Eye and Laser Center

This institution invited us last August 24 and 27, 2019 for their Sight Saving Month Program and Anniversary demonstration. Knowing beforehand the quality of Kaleidos they decided to use it especially for the accuracy of the exam as well as portability and velocity this instrument provides. In this screening program participated children, adults to uniformed personnel and  travelled Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija (North East of Luzon).

Maranatha Christian Academy

In cooperation with Calamba Eye Center (Calamba, Laguna/ South Luzon Area) we have screened around 106 elementary students using Adaptica’s refraction system. During the program, by using Kaleidos,  we found out different cases of “HIgh Myopic”, “Astigmatism” and “Anisometropic”.

The screening programs help in a decisive way to detect sight anomalies in an early stage, and this allows interventions which can easily solve a series of problems that otherwise would become difficult to treat.

Philippines – the journey of Kaleidos continues

Philippines – the journey of Kaleidos continues

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It is really exciting to work in Philippines, people are so kind and Eye care specialist are empathetic and very well prepared. Recently we have participated in various screening campaigns organized in collaboration with several of our partners. Other new screening programs are being planned.

Adaptica’s vision is to provide accessibility to Eye Care Services to each and every person in the world while our devices are designed to enable eye care specialists to perform screening and eye exam in an easy, fast and accurate way.

Kaleidos is the most suited device to be used for refraction screening programs since it works perfectly in any light condition, and it is accurate, portable, fast and super easy to use.

Male dormitory at Bacoor, Cavite

The screening program involved about 60 orphaned children from the male dormitory, located in Bacoor, Cavite (southern part of Luzon). This project is the result of collaboration between The Fred Hollows Foundation International Philippines  and Qantas Foundation Australia,  along with the partnership of Myopia Control Clinic in Makati, Metro Manila.

Christian Love School

In cooperation with Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso, one of the leading Optometrist in Manila, we participated in another screening program at Christian Love School in Muntinlupa (South of Metro Manila). This time the screening involved 70 kids from kinder to elementary students. In this occasion Kaleidos contributed to detect a different cases of “High Myopic” and “Astigmatism” which are uncomplicated to address if detected in an early stage. 

We strongly believe that technology should contribute to improve people’s life. That’s why we call it Technology for Humanity.

Sight For Africa – COECSA

Sight For Africa – COECSA

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On August the 20th, we participated to Sight for Africa – The Second Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The chairman of this convention was Dr. Wei He, founder and President of He Eye Specialist Hospital (HESH) and Board Member of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). The co-chairmen were Kgao Legodi, Vice President of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and President of African Ophthalmology Council (AOC) and John Nkurikiye, President of Rwanda Ophthalmology Society.

The main topic of this Summit was to discuss the ways to continously band together for facing the severe situation in the prevention and control of blindness in Africa. 

Our Sales&Marketing Manager, Mr. Davide Maddalozzo had the chance to spoke during this Summit giving a lecture about “Demonstration of Intelligent Medical Equipment”. Adaptica’s equipments can really make the difference, especially in a Continent like Africa where, thanks to the portability of our devices, also people in remote villages can have access to Eye Care Screenings.

Our goal is to provide Eye Care Specialists with the best instruments to perform accurate exams in order to detect and correct eye defects to everyone, everywhere.

We are so proud to take part to this type of events and initiatives. Together we can make the difference! 

Distributors training

Distributors training

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On June 24th and 25th 2019, Adaptica held at its headquarter in Padua two days of training for some distributors from different European countries to introduce their prodocuts and how they work.

Training and providing knowledge to their distributors is considered an asset for Adaptica. This is why Adaptica constantly invest time, energy and resources.

Screening in Bolivia

Screening in Bolivia

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Dr Mario Angi is a renown  ophthalmologist based in Padova and President of CBM Italia Onlus, a non-profit organization with headquarter in Germany.
During the last mission screening in Bolivia, Dr. Angi examined more than 200 kids using Kaleidos. Below is his comment on the use of Kaleidos in this mission trip:

“During the screening conducted in Bolivia from the 26th of April to the 2nd of May 2019, we examined more than 200 kids at first grade school, comparing the data and visual acuity performed by Kaleidos, with the ones performed by HandyRef Nidek’s autorefractor – without cycloplegic. At the end the results showed that astigmatism measurements almost match between the two devices: Kaleidos, for the spherical defect, doesn’t generate a false myopia – found in 20% of the exams made with the autorefractometer without cycloplegic. Combining Kaleidos – a binocular refractometer – with visual acuity measurement reduces the risks of false positive results due to non-collaborative pediatric patients and helps to identify the patients with strabismus >10 PD.”

OneSight & National Geographic event

OneSight & National Geographic event

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On May 2nd, OneSight hosted an event with National Geographic at the National Geographic Society Headquarters, bringing together some of the brightest minds in vision care to discuss serving the neediest populations around the world. We were invited to take part to this event where the Pulitzer Prize photographer Stephanie Sinclair was the keynote speaker. Stephanie Sinclair is the same photographer who provided the photos that accompany the beautiful National Geographic’s article on the use of Kaleidos and VisionFit during the Onesight mission in the Amazon River.

The panel discussion brought to life the existing lack of access to eye care services that many individuals and entire countries like Rwanda, Brazil, China, and the US suffer. The right of a clear sight impact education outcomes, economic potential, and quality of life. We can solve this critical global vision care gap for good, together.

A”Future everyone can see”: this is our common goal now.

Discover more about the event here!