GSC funding helps Exeko in Montreal expand the Lunettes pour tous (Eyeglasses for All) programFebruary 1, 2016
Exeko is a not-for-profit organization that promotes inclusion of marginalized populations through innovative cultural and educational programs. It offers the Lunettes pour tous program through participating libraries in Montreal’s shelters, day centres, and community-based clinics. The program allows people to check their eyes using self-diagnosis tests. They can then visit an optometrist regardless of insurance coverage and are also eligible to receive a pair of free glasses. A project coordinator acts as a navigator making sure that people get the eye care they need. GSC funding will help the program establish new partnerships with eye care professionals and get more libraries involved.