Our work Real stories Adams- Seeing the blackboard Name: Adams Country: Livingstone, Zambia Occupation: Primary school student Eleven year old Adams needed glasses to see properly. Before Adams was seen by Vision Aid Overseas, he was struggling at school because he couldn’t see the blackboard well enough to learn. After his eyes were tested at our Vision Centre in Livingstone, Adam was prescribed a smart new pair of reading glasses that restored his vision. Did you know, 63% of vision impairment in the 0 -15 age group is due to refractive error? A condition that can be treated by a simple eye test and pair of prescription glasses. It cost Vision Aid Overseas, just £5 to provide Adams with an eye test and a pair of reading glasses. Adams is now back at school, improving his grades and his parents are proud of him. He wants to be a policeman when he’s older so that he can support his family and keep people in his community safe. I can now see to learn! said Adams When eyecare is made accessible, children are more likely to reach their potential in school, achieve better education, and in the long term have greater opportunities when they leave school.