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LFMEAB Holds Eye Camps for Workers at Arcobaleno Footwear Limited

An Eye Sight Acuity Testing Camp Occurred in LFMEAB’s member factory Arcobaleno Footwear Ltd. On Friday 21st September 2018. At present, leather industry is the second largest export earners sector of Bangladesh. Bangladesh government prioritized leather sector as highly potential sector due its local high value edition. As the renowned representor of this sector LFMEAB is working on the lifestyle and professional development of workers of leather goods and footwear industry as a part of “Beyond Compliance Initiative”. Eyesight acuity testing is one of the major activity of LFMEAB, as most of the worker work in different machines in a single direction for a very long time. The program is organized in cooperation with Bangladesh Eye Hospital Limited. To make this program successful LFMEAB has segmented the program in three different phases.
In the first phase, a representative from each factory and representatives from LFMEAB participated in a 3 days long practical and 1 day theoretical training. These trained representatives from both factory and LFMEAB has tested eye sight in different factories, and identified workers with eye sight defects.
On the second phase, a team of specially trained optometrist has tested eye sight in different factories, and identified workers with eye sight defects and suggested if they need a pair of glasses or not.
On the third phase, a team of specialist eye care doctors has tested eyes of the workers to detect if there is any other problems rather than eye sight. As a part of this program, Eye Sight Acuity Testing Camp held in LFMEAB’s member factory Arcobaleno Footwear Ltd. On Friday 21st September 2018. 65 workers was diagnosed with eye sight acuity problem and their treatment has started accordingly.
This is a year-round activity of LFMEAB, a total of 9563 workers will be going through this eyesight acuity testing in 14 more factories.

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