The Elite School of Optometry is known for its real time approach to awareness creation and eradication of blindness stretching far beyond the realm of its classrooms and its significant contribution for this noble cause. In keeping with this spirit a team of early birds comprising both optometrists and optometry students from the ESO descended as early as 6:00 am in the vicinity of the Anjaneya Temple at Ashok Nagar on 24th of March, which is observed as World optometry day, much to the pleasant surprise of early morning walkers and devotees on the way to the temple. On reaching the destination they grouped themselves into several teams and began an intensive door to door campaign covering as much as 920 households in the area by afternoon, educating families on the risks of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, preventive measures including the need for regular eye check-up. They also handed over self testing ESO pocket vision screeners, eye donation forms and information pamphlets to those screened and contacted, the occasion also saw the retina and eye pressure check-up for 115 senior citizens in the locality.
The highlight of the day was the inauguration of the Tamil Vision Chart prepared meticulously by the ESO which would help devotees to self examine their eye sight, at the Ashok Nagar Anjaneya temple by Shri TS.Subramanian who was instrumental in the establishment of the psychophysics department at the ESO with the help of the Uthrash Trust.
Senior citizens get an eyeful at camp