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SKYGEN International Foundation

We’re finding cost effective ways to improve healthcare in underserved parts of the world by putting our skill set to work, which includes the ability to employ digital technologies to better healthcare for all.

SKYGENUSA Powering Healthcare for the Digital Age

SKYGEN International Foundation, Inc. brings the power of SKYGEN USA’s innovations in technology and digital capabilities to bear on a global issue, which is an overall lack of access to healthcare. Our vision is to find cost effective ways to improve healthcare in underserved parts of the world by using emerging technologies. The Foundation works to deliver life-changing healthcare benefits to those without them due to cost and/or lack of access to care and technology.

Our current initiative is to help provide prescription eyeglasses to the people of Tanzania. Worldwide, it’s estimated that there are approximately 2.5 billion people who need glasses, but in developing countries like Tanzania, there’s a critical shortage of eye doctors. With eyeglasses and the ability to see clearly, the lives of adults and children can be transformed.

Read about our upcoming project below

SKYGEN International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. At this time, we are not accepting grant inquiries or requests, or monetary donations.

OUR MISSION: IMPROVE VISION CARE FOR UP TO 1,500 CHILDREN & ADULTS IN TANZANIA

We’re partnering with Essilor Vision Foundation, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT), and EyeNetra to bring cost-effective vision care to Tanzania. During the week of July 9, 2018, a team from SKYGEN International Foundation and Essilor will visit clinics and hospitals in five Tanzanian communities. We’ll test attendees’ eyes and provide exact prescription eyeglasses that day for up to 80% of the people. For more difficult prescriptions, our portal will send an order to Essilor’s lab in Kenya to make custom eyeglasses.

We’ll also train ELCT’s local care teams to use EyeNetra’s mobile diagnostic equipment for vision testing. Through portable auto refractors, smartphone technology, SKYGEN USA’s eyeglass ordering portal and partner eyeglass laboratories throughout the world, and Essilor’s frames and lenses, residents of these communities will receive glasses custom-made to their specific prescription.

By helping Tanzanians see their world more clearly, we hope to enhance their quality of life. 

Check back here often for updates and experience the trip with us through our real-time travel diary!