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Eyecare Project

Between February and April 2023, the Rotary Club of Penang conducted an eyecare project where we screened the eyes of students from 7 primary schools and 1 kindergarten located on Penang Island.

The project was aimed at identifying any vision problems in students and providing them with necessary support for better vision. The list of schools as below:

1. SK St. Xavier

2. SJK(C) Shih Chung Pusat

3. SJK(C) Chung Hwa (A)

4. SJK(C) Beng Teik Cawangan

5. SJK(C) Kheng Hoe

6. SJK(C) Chiao Nan

7. SJK(C) Kheng Thean

8. Kindergarten Penang Buddhist Association


The screening took place in each school separately on different days and was carried out by a team of optometrists and volunteers from the Rotary Club of Penang. The team was equipped with the necessary equipment to perform the screening, including vision charts and refractors.


During the screening, a total of 4505 students were screened. The team of optometrists and volunteers worked efficiently to ensure that every student was screened properly.


The results of the screening showed that approximately 20% of the students had some form of vision problem. These included myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and amblyopia. The students who were identified with vision problems were given a referral letter to see an optometrist for further evaluation and treatment.


The Rotary Club of Penang will be following up with the students who were referred for further evaluation and treatment to ensure that they receive the necessary support. We believe that the eyecare project was a success in identifying vision problems in students and providing them with the necessary support for better vision.


In conclusion, the Rotary Club of Penang's Eyecare Project was a successful initiative that was able to screen 4505 students from 7 primary schools and 1 kindergarten on Penang Island. The project identified vision problems in approximately 20% of the students and provided them with referral letters for further evaluation and treatment. We hope to continue this project in the future and provide better vision for more students in Penang Island


Project head: Rotarian Carson


1 commentaire


Invité
28 sept. 2023

Thank you for the good work.


Come to Uganda too and offer that much needed service.


JB

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