- Title of the project: Eye Checkup Camp (1st Phase)
- Date: 27th Jan 2017
- Time:10 AM
- Venue: Merry Land Kids Montessori
- Project Objective: To check the eye of the kid’s students of Montessori
- Project Avenue: Community
- Sub avenue: N/A
- Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries of the program were the kids of Montessori their parents and the teachers of the Montessori
Project Detail: The program Eye Checkup Camp 1st Phase was organized by Rotaract Club of Kakarvitta in technical support of Mechi Natryalaya for the purpose of the eye check of the kids of the Montessori. The event was supported by Dr. Karna Yogi and the hospital staffs. The event was successfully finished with the good support of the staffs of the Montessori
Why is regular vision screening so important?
Good vision is key to a child’s physical development, success in school and overall well-being. The vision system is not fully formed in babies and young children, and equal input from both eyes is necessary for the brain’s vision centers to develop normally. If a young child’s eyes cannot send clear images to the brain, his or her vision may become limited in ways that cannot be corrected later in life. But if problems are detected early, it is usually possible to treat them effectively.
It is essential to check children’s vision when they are first born and again during infancy, preschool and school years. Screening can be performed by a pediatrician, family physician or other properly trained health care provider.
Upon entering school, or whenever a problem is suspected, children’s eyes should be screened for visual acuity and alignment by a pediatrician, family doctor, ophthalmologist, optometrist, orthoptist or person trained in vision assessment of school-aged children, such as a school nurse. Nearsightedness (myopia) is the most common refractive error in this age group and can be corrected with eyeglasses. If an alignment problem or other eye health issues is suspected, the child should have a comprehensive exam by an ophthalmologist.