VISION 2020: The Right to Sight-INDIA Knowledge Hub Presents this Webinar.
Several of not-for-profit eye care hospitals are engaged in school eye screening programs. It is considered one of the important activities to prevent childhood blindness. It was observed that the compliance to spectacle wear following supply of spectacles through school screening was very low. We are spending good amount of resources on this activity and if the result is not obtained as expected, then the activity needs a reconsideration.
To look into the causes and suggest way forward, a multi centric operational research study was commissioned by Vision 2020: The Right to Sight India. The study was conducted in the year 2009-10. Six hospital partners were involved in the study. Final report included key recommendations based on the results. A paper has also been published based on this study in IJO.
This webinar is planned to discuss the recommendations given and to get feedback of the partners on the recommendations. Then it can be taken forward with the concerned authorities to make sure that the resources spent are utilised in the best possible manner.
Lecturer: Dr. Uday R. Gajiwala, Superintendent, Tejas Eye Hospital Run by Divyajyoti Trust, Mandvi, Gujarat, India
June 8, 2022