Eye health training in India
With support from Optometry Giving Sight,
India Vision Institute (IVI) conducted a series of teachers’ training programs in India.
They were held from from 4-11 October, for 61 teachers in 36 government and government-aided schools in Avadi, Ayanambakkam, Koladai, Veeragavapuram, Sundracholavaram, Pattabiram and Nanganallur, Chennai district, Tamil Nadu.
The teachers were trained in basics of eye health practices and to identify children with vision problems who might need professional intervention.
They will lead vision screening in their respective schools and identify children who need subsequent examinations by an optometrist.
The schools were also provided with the necessary screening kit to conduct the initial screening.
This model aims to strengthen the continuum of primary eye care services delivered to children in government supported
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