Community Based Health Services for Vulnerable Children
ICPH in Partnership with Aravind Eye Hospital
PEDIATRIC LOW VISION SCREENING 2023 – 202
A joint initiative of two committed partners ICPH & Aravind Eye Hospital with the following goals:
• To bring high quality pediatric ophthalmic care to 10000 children in vulnerable communities
• During COVID 19 because of the increased screen exposure and associated side effects, to bring to children practical ways to ensure eye care and hygiene
• To identify vulnerable children with refractive errors
• For children requiring correction, follow-up care and provision of spectacles
Refractive errors in children should we correct it, or ignore it?
• An eye check up has to be done ideally once in 6 months or at least once in a year
• 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
ICPH – Aravind Eye Hospital Outreach in 2022-2023: 11761 children screened from 32 ICPH’s partners schools
|09.30 a.m||Welcome and Registration|
|10.30 a.m||Commencement of Low Vision Screening clinic|
|02.00 p.m||Conclusion of Community clinic