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Free Eye Checkup Camp For Slum Kids

Free Eye Checkup Camp For Slum Kids

Eyes are the windows of the soul. Eyes play a vital role in our day to day lives and are perhaps the most precious gift we have. It can become embarrassing if we fail to recognize a person due to lack of good vision. However, health consequences of bad vision can be far worse.
Growth Foundation of India, is regularly organising free eye’s checkup camps in various areas of Delhi and Uttrakhand to restore the vision of those who require surgery and also to identify refractive errors in the early age.
On 6 August, 2016 free eye check-up Camp was organised at slum named ‘Bhanwar Singh Camp’ situated in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi for the children.
A team of eye specialists from the clinic called ‘Dr. Shroff Eye care center’ were invited. This team includes 2 optometrist, 1 ophthalmologist, 1 counselor and 1 camp coordinator. The children’s attending the free eye camp were evaluated for vision(Refractive Error), Eye problems and those requiring surgery especially Cataract were advised surgery. A total of 220 individual childrens were screened for diseases, out of if which 82 children were identified with refractive error and given spectacles to all of them, 2 children having major eye problem were advised surgery, and 27 needy patients were given eye drops as per doctor’s advice.

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