A vision screening & training program for school teachers was organised on July 31, 2010 by the hospital’s Tele-Ophthalmology department.
Forty-one teachers from 31 schools from the Kancheepuram District Sriperumbudur Block, participated in the Teachers Training Programme.
The programme, sponsored by the Sai go Muktieashwar Foundation, Chennai, will enable the teachers to conduct vision screening for students at their school.
Through the vision screening, teachers will identify students who need spectacles or further ophthalmic treatment. To assess the vision screening by teachers, personnel from the teleophthalmology department will visit the school to perform a detailed vision screening and will recommend appropriate ophthalmic treatment.