UNIFORYOUREYES, the project started in 2019 as a permanent optometric examination service with glasses supply in collaboration with institutions, associations, and companies, will be presented at Otticlub MIDO on Monday 5 February 2024 at 10 a.m.
On 21 and 22 October 2023, COMiB participated in the 6th edition of “CorriBicocca” an event organized by the University of Milano-Bicocca, CUS Milano and CUS Bicocca. Alessandro Duse, Aziza Obaid, Giulia Carlotta Rizzo, and some third-years students in Optics and Optometry degree provided quick, free visual screening (i.e., visual acuity) for athletes and their families. They also informed people about several projects that will be initiated in the next few months as part of the MUSA project.
The project, promoted by COMiB of the University of Milano-Bicocca, in collaboration with institutions, associations, and companies, is aimed at economically disadvantaged people and extends beyond the boundaries of Municipality 9 to reach residents of all city neighborhoods. To date, 556 people have benefited from the service.
The beneficiaries will be identified among the adults and children involved in the activities of “QuBì. The Recipe Against Child Poverty,” a program promoted by the Fondazione Cariplo to support families with children facing poverty through a network of Third Sector organizations. The initiative also involves the technical-professional high school “G. Galilei – R. Luxemburg”, the Lions Club Milano Bramante Cinque Giornate, Centro Style, Hoya Lens Italia, Viatris Italia, and Vanni Occhiali.
The initiative’ goal is to provide a permanent and continuous optometric service to citizens in financially vulnerable situations.
On May 26th, during the end-of-year party of the tennis and athletics schools at the Bicocca Stadium, Giulia Carlotta Rizzo, Alessandro Duse and some third years students in Optics and Optometry degree provided quick visual screening to the young athletes, informing them and their parents about a few projects that will be started in the next few months in the MUSA project.
On Saturday May 14th 2022, COMiB took part in “Grow MI Inclusive” a Special Olympics initiative organized at the Bicocca Stadium, where athletes and their families had the chance to get a free screening to test visual defects and vision system functionality. Thanks to the organizers and to the optometrists Giulia Carlotta Rizzo, Arianna Dell’Oro, Giovanni Trevisan, and Riccardo Rolandi for the 40 exams provided!