According to World Health Organization (WHO), every minute a child goes blind. Most of the vision impairment in children are avoidable – the vision of most such children will improve with a simple pair of spectacles, properly prescribed. Through such simple measures, the prevalence of visual impairment in the age group of 3-15 years will come down drastically.
An eye screening camp has been organised at 3 schools of Bilakalagudur, on 8th Nov 2016, in collaboration with Vasan Eye Care Centre, Kurnool. The objective of this program is to spread awareness on eye disorders, their early detection and to detect refractive errors and eye ailments among school children. Free medicine was distributed to children with eye related ailments and 9 children vision defects are referred for further screening at Vasan Eye care Centre, Kurnool
The overview of the camps was as follows:
|No.of students screened||160|
|No.of students given free medicine||72|
|No.of students referred for further screening||09|