Expert ophthalmic opinion coupled with competitions for students and a walk to highlight the importance of paediatric ophthalmology was part of the two-day awareness programme conducted recently by the Elite School of Optometry (ESO) and CU Shah Sankara Nethralaya.
Held on January 23 and 24, the awareness programme was attended by over 600 people, including around 350 students who underwent a free and comprehensive eye examination. The awareness session kick-started on January 23 with a “Walk,” to highlight the importance of “Child Eye Care,” which was flagged off by eminent film and theatre personality Kalaimamani S. Ve. Shekhar.
Describing the initiative, by ESO and CU Shah Sankara Nethralaya in spreading awareness among the public, as “innovative,” Mr. Shekhar described the efforts as a “great service to humanity.”