AUA’s Meghrigian Institute Conducts Free Eye Exams for Yerevan’s Elderly on World Sight Day

AUA’s College of Health Sciences marked World Sight Day this year by conducting eye exams at two retirement homes in Yerevan through the college’s Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventative Ophthalmology.

The screenings, held on October 11, were made available to the more than 550 residents at Yerevan’s Retirement Home #1 and the Nork Retirement Home and included a free ophthalmic consultation from Meghrigian Institute ophthalmologists.

Screened patients will receive appropriate medical treatment and eyeglasses from the institute if diagnosed with eye disease or refractive problems.

World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October, to concentrate attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.


The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia.  Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California.  Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.

The AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001.