School Children Eye Screening Camp

In conjunction with World Sight day, School of Optometry organized School Children Eye Screening camp. Students of Doctor of Optometry, 9th semester conducted this activity in University Cambridge School, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad.

Screening was based on anterior eye examination, refractive errors, squint and BSV assessment. Total number of 130 students was 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’ conditions and how to manage them.