Taking Eye Care to the Rural Masses
Aravind-Madurai , 03 – 06 October 2021
Vision Centre team arranged eye awareness sessions and free eye examinations for the village people.
The first programme was organised by Sanarpatti Vision Centre and was held at Anjukulipatti village on October 3. Filed staff, Mr. Raman coordinated the event.
Vision centre Field Staff, Mr. Raman VC Coordinator Ms. Rajeswari and Technician Ms. Thilakavathy also helped with the necessary arrangements. A total of 91 people attended the awareness session and underwent eye examination. Of these, 80 people were referred to Sanarpatti Vision Centre for further eye examination. Of these, 30 people came to the centre. 15 people were recommended for cataract surgery, 2 for glaucoma treatment and 5 for spectacles. 8 benefited by purchasing medicines.
Another programme was organised at Thirumanikam and Paapinaayakanpatti on October 06, 2021 by Elumalai Vision Centre. Field Staff, Mr. Raman and Elumalai Vision Centre Coordinator Ms. Rukmani organised the event. A total of 101 persons attended the event and underwent eye check. 15 people were referred to Elumalai Vision Centre for further eye examinations. Of these, 7 people visited the centre. Three were recommended for spectacles. Four benefited by purchasing eye drops.