A joint initiative of two committed partners International Center for Child & Public Health (ICPH) & Aravind Eye Hospital, collaborating with the following goals to:
• Provide quality pediatric ophthalmic care to children in vulnerable communities
• Bring to children through health education, practical ways to ensure eye care and hygiene
• For children requiring correction, follow-up care and provision of spectacles
• Create awareness about Eye donation
Spending too many hours staring at a screen can cause eye strain. The lack of use of muscles for far vision and muscles for near vision can also lead to challenges including myopia. Children are already complaining about dry eyes, eye pain and fatigue @ times. We do know, one tends to blink less while staring at the blue light from a screen, and the movement of the screen makes your eyes work harder to focus. We typically do not position the screen at an ideal distance or angle, which can cause added strain.
But to answer the questions that children have about eye care & hygiene, online learning, screen exposure and ways to ensure better eye care, here is a joint educational platform that the International Center for Child Health & Aravind Eye Hospital has created.
Refractive errors in children should we correct it or ignore it?
An eye checkup has to be done once in 6 months ideally for a school going child
Children found with symptoms of refractive errors should be brought to an ophthalmologist
For children with refractive errors, correction using spectacles is the best option
Parents should encourage children with refractive errors to wear glasses
Failure to correct refractive error leads to decreased vision and poor academic performance.
Source: Aravind Eye Hospital
|02.00 pm||Welcome Ms. Devika, Medical Technology Coordinator, ICPH
Context setting: Dr.Subhadra Iyengar, Coordinator, Public Health Desk, ICPH
|02.10||Session on Ensuring eye care and hygiene
Ms.Kumutha, Manager, Eye Bank, Aravind Eye Hospital
|02.40||Q & A|
|03.00||Concluding Remarks: Ms.Ranisha, Nutrition Counselor, ICPH|