Killinochchi Clinic II

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Date: January 24, 2014

Project in Brief

Killinochchi District-wide Schools Follow up Vision Program

In 2012 So Others May See Inc. (SOMS) collaborated with MJF Foundation and Vision 2020 Secretariat in the Ministry of Health and successfully completed the district wide school children vision program in Kilinochchi district. A total of about 27,000 school children from about 81 schools were pre-screened and 725 students from this number then had their eyes tested by 3 optometrists for refractive errors and 270 students received custom made eyeglasses in January 2013. During the initial program in 2012 Vision 2020 secretariat requested SOMS to do a follow up program after one year for the children who received eyeglasses between the ages of 6-14. So as we promised we conducted a follow up vision program in Kilinochchi district for 171 students with the help of 2 Eye Care Institute optometrists. The follow up clinic was held at Kilinochchi Central College on 24th of January 2014. In the follow up clinic 15 students were prescribed with new eyeglasses and 1 child’s eyeglasses needed repair. The eyeglasses were distributed to the children by Mrs. Renuka Seevaratnam, ISA – Special Education during early February.

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Bank: Commercial Bank Sri Lanka Acc.: So Others May See Inc. Acc. No.: 1108623501