A Universidad Europea student takes part in the Vision Marathon in Alcorcón

The event brought to a close Health Week, celebrated in May, during which the Visión y Vida Foundation offered over 20 workshops in local schools, explaining to pupils from 9 to 12 years old how they should take care of and protect their vision.

Over the week Alcorcón was the stage for “See to Learn”, an awareness-raising and check-up campaign on children’s visual health organized by Visión y Vida, in which Rosa María Sánchez, a student from Universidad Europea, took part as a volunteer.

The event ended with the Vision Marathon, chaired by the third Deputy Mayor and council member for Health and Markets Susana Mozo. It offered a wide range of activities, lectures, workshops and professional health advice enjoyed by hundreds of locals.

For Rosa María Sánchez, taking part in this activity was a very good and satisfactory experience. “I had never worked as a volunteer; they proposed the idea to some optics and optometry students at Universidad Europea and I signed up”, she explains. “I like to screen the vision of children and put the skills I have learned into practice to see if they have any refractive problem or ocular pathology as many refractive problems among children of that age -from 6 to 12- may be related to performance at school” she said, adding “I would definitely repeat the experience”.