The Government of Goa has launched the Vision for All School Eye Health program in partnership with OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation and Prasad Netralaya. The program is an extension of the current Vision for All Goa eye health program. The Vision for All Goa eye health program commenced in February 2021 and its monthly camps have screened 50,000 citizens and provided free spectacles to 16,000 people in need.
Government of Goa Launched Vision for All School Eye Health Program- Key Points
- The Vision for All School Eye Health will focus on training 2000 teachers on basic visual acuity tests for the children in their respective schools, followed by detailed refraction by qualified professionals from Prasad Netralaya.
- OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation has committed to providing 25,000 free spectacles to children identified with refractive error.
- Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant, informed that Identification and addressing eye health issues among children at the early stage itself is very critical and important to stop the further progression.
- In this direction, the Government of Goa is organizing a training program for schoolteachers to identify eye health problems among children and refer them for further treatment.
- The trained teachers will further compulsorily do basic visual acuity tests for every child before the start of the academic year.
About OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation
The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is a registered charitable organization reflecting the commitment of EssilorLuxottica to eliminating uncorrected poor vision in a generation. It brings together Essilor Luxottica’s philanthropic, advocacy actions and investments. Essilor Luxottica’s commitment is to lessen the impact of myopia in children is stronger than ever, and partnerships with key global players are helping the organization make positive changes.