School screening for vision in children is very essential and need to be made mandatory. Perhaps teachers and parents can help children who may be struggling with few vision conditions like squinting narrowing of eyes, headache, turning of eyes inwards, outward blurred vision, holding books too close all these need vision screening.
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Children usually don't complain of defective vision especially if only one eye is involved. They may not even be aware of their problem. They adjust to the poor eyesight by sitting near the blackboard, holding the book closer to their eyes, squeezing the eyes and even avoiding work requiring visual concentration. This evades early detection. Timely detection of these problems and their correction by spectacles can tremendously improve the child's potential during his formative years. Visual impairment is an avoidable burden in the life of a child, his family and the society. Periodic screening of all children helps in early identification of visual defects and correction of REs, by prescription/use of corrective spectacles.
In India it is estimated that 2-3 % of school children in rural areas have refractive error. In the urban areas the proportion is even higher. One study shows that 5.1% of children in schools had visual acuity of <6/12 in the better eye.Providing services to students who are suffering from poor vision 🌾#difference #Vision #eyecare #freecheckup | https://t.co/YZI859IciF #CSR pic.twitter.com/0J03fMWncp— Trinity Care Found (@tcfindia) September 21, 2017
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