World Sight Day

School Screening for World Sight Day

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

World Sight Day was celebrated by School of Optometry. For this purpose school screening was done by OD 9th semester on 17/10/17 in University Cambridge School of Faisalabad . Screening was based on anterior eye examination, refractive errors, squint and BSV assessment.

Total 130 students were evaluated from class 1 to 8. Both genders were screened for ocular examination and visual acuity.

The main outcomes of this program were found as refractive errors in 43 students, strabismus in 5 children and allergic eye conditions in 25 students.  Also 36 students had  6/6 vision. The major factor was of decrease of vision upon testing through VA snellen chart. After refractive errors strabismus was second most common finding. Allergies of eye were also found.

Teachers were counseled about students condition and how to manage them.