Mullaitivu Clinic II

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Date: January 23, 2014

Project in Brief

Mullaitivu District-wide Schools Follow up Vision Program

In 2012 So Others May See Inc. (SOMS) partnered with Vision 2020 Secretariat in the Ministry of Health and successfully completed the district wide school children vision program in Mullaitivu district. This program was sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka. Through this program 174 students were fortunate to receive custom made eyeglasses for various refractive errors in January 2013. A total of about 20,000 school children from about 120 schools were pre-screened and 514 students from this number then had their eyes tested by 3 optometrists for refractive errors and 174 received eyeglasses. The follow up program after one year for the 57 students who received eyeglasses between the ages of 6-14 was conducted in Mullaitivu district. SOMS conducted the follow up clinic in 2 locations – Puthukudiyiruppu and Oddusuddan on 23rd of January 2014 with the help of 2 Eye Care Institute optometrists. Out of 57 students who came under the criteria for the follow up program, 10 children were prescribed with new eyeglasses due to the change of refractive error and 1 child’s eyeglasses needed repair. The eyeglasses were given to the students by the Mullaitivu education zonal officials during early February.

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