The Elite School of Optometry has carved a special name for itself for the quality, speed and reach of its screening camps, especially targeting the school children, with its impressive record of screening 12,448 children in 51 schools in 2010 in Chennai, followed by 3451 from 10 schools in Tirupati in 2012 and 2622 children from the tribal belt of Salem and Vellore again in 2012. The ESO added yet another glorious feather to its cap by conducting a massive eye screening camp for school children in the city on 8th October, 2012. A total of 125 members including optometrists, social workers, optometry students and volunteers under the able leadership of Dr.K.Krishna Kumar, Principal, Elite School of Optometry and the spirited guidance of Ms N.Anuradha, Vision Screening Co-ordinator, ESO, conducted the eye camp under the aegis of the Chennai District Blindness Control Society’s ‘Kannoli Kappom Thittam’. The camp supported by the Lion’s Club of Shenoy Nagar, Padi screened 8469 students from across 38 schools falling under Zones 5 and 13 of the Chennai Corporation. While 359 students were provided with spectacles, 187 were referred for other ailments to the base hospital.
An interesting aspect of the camp was that special care was taken to provide unbreakable glasses to the children, taking into account their vulnerability to drop them while at play.
Mass eye screening held
The New Indian Express