Eye Care Awareness Week 2009 was held from 24 October 2009 till 10 October 2009. This was made possible with various instances of Jonga Trust partnering with state-, private- and non-profit organizations like the Department of Health, Lions International Service Organisation, Alcon Laboratories, Transitions Optical, Pick ‘n Pay, Ster Kinekor (Prime Media) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
The Eye Care Services program involved learners from various schools in the Cape Metropole being pre-screened by School Health Nurses (trained by Jonga Trust) and elderly people from the communities being pre-screened by the Jonga Trust community based eye workers for any eye health pathology or refractive errors.
All the learners and elderly who required visual correction were then refracted by a number of Optometrists who voluntarily gave of their time. All received their spectacles within a week of each event held, graciously sponsored by various organizations.
Those who required any further treatment were referred to the next level of care.