Prayer it is said dispels the darkness of ignorance and despair and brings in the light of happiness and clarity. The Elite School of Optometry as a continuation of this belief conducts its eye screening camps bringing vision and light in places of worship. Encouraged by the response and success of the eye screening camp conducted at the Ashok Nagar Anjaneya Temple on World optometry day and installation of the vision chart at the premises and a similar vision chart at the Jeeva Park at Theagaraya Nagar, the ESO recently conducted an eye screening camp at Nanganallur. The eye camp was conducted in collaboration with the Sankara Nethralaya and the Maruthi Bhaktha Sangam Trust on the 14th of October at the famous Nangallur Anjaneya Temple. A total of 54 local residents were screened after which 23 pairs of glasses were distributed to those found needing the same and 10 were referred to the base hospital for further examination.
The highlight of the camp was the inauguration of the Tamil LogMar chart at the Raghavendra Sannadhi inside the temple premises by Dr SS.Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus and Dr Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical Services, Sankara Nethralaya. The chart has simple guidelines which would enable visitors to the temple to check their eye sight by themselves and being in the local language it would be a blessing to those who may not be conversant with English.