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Migrant workers to get free glasses

Lions volunteer organization to provide workers without HMOs with old glasses donated by public

Boaz Fyler Published: 02.07.10, 07:44 / Israel Activism

The Lions Clubs International volunteer organization has launched a program aimed at securing glasses for migrant workers in Israel.

"For a while now my son has needed glasses," says G., a migrant worker. "But glasses are a very expensive thing." Her five-year old son was born in Israel, yet he is not eligible for an HMO and therefore relies on his mother's paycheck for luxuries such as spectacles.

Many migrant workers are forced to deal with health problems not covered by the flimsy insurance afforded them by their employers, and many unable to afford glasses must suffer a handicap that could otherwise be solved quite easily.

The Lions organization has made fighting blindness in third world cou


Added: Feb-15-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Migrant Workers, Israel, Free Glasses, Lions Volunteer Organization
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