Comprehensive eye care services were provided to the underserved students of Alor Khoje School and Mirpur Free School located at Mirpur, Dhaka by the Eye Care Project of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (ECP-MSS) under its School Sight Testing Program (SSTP) during a day-long program on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
The SSTP aims to identify short sight and other eye diseases among the disadvantaged children; provide spectacles, medicines and referral services to the identified student-patients, provided appropriate treatment and build awareness on basic eye care among students and teachers.
“Around, 40,000 children are blind in Bangladesh of which over 12,000 children, mostly disadvantaged, are suffering from blindness due to un-operated cataract. The ECP-MSS is determined to reach out to those children and restore their eye sight” said Feroz M. Hassan, MSS President.
Prior to the eye screening the ECP team conducted 6 awareness classes through interactive presentations using basic eye care awareness flyers, posters and placard. The students were urged to share the eye care information with their family and friends. As part of the awareness campaign flyers, posters and placards were distributed
Under the program ECP-MSS eye care team comprising qualified eye specialists and technicians with appropriate eye testing equipment examined 93 students and provided eye drops & custom made eye glasses as per requirement of the screened students free of cost
ECP-MSS is working to eliminate preventable blindness in Bangladesh. ECP believes that nobody should remain blind due to poverty.
For further Information:
Mr. Liton Rema
Asst. Program Officer
Eye Care Project – MSS