Ministry of Education, Guyana

Tuesday, 08 October 2019 08:54

‘Lions’ commit to ‘clearer vision’ quest

– taking vision screening programme to children countrywide

In commemoration of Vision Month, October 2019, the Lions Services for Children, in collaboration with the East Demerara Lions Club, and ReVision Optical, held a ‘vision screening’ exercise on Monday at the Graham’s Hall Primary School on the lower East Coast.

The servicemen and women provided vision screening, free of cost, to over 100 pupils at the school. Chairperson of the Lions Services for Children, District 60A, Ambika Singh, told the Guyana Chronicle that the objective of the programme is to identify the challenges pupils face regarding their vision, and to provide them with an opportunity to correct said 20191008 1

Singh explained that pupils from Grades One to Six, along with teachers of the Graham’s Hall Primary benefitted from the exercise, and that the Lions Club and ReVision Optical will be doing follow-ups with those pupils who would have presented with an issue after the screening.

Christina Bissoon, the optometrist who did the vision screening during the exercise, explained that there are many pupils in classrooms who are unable to see well, and it affects their ability to read, write, study and perform at examinations.
Vision screening, she said, aids in reducing eye strain, discomfort and headaches, so as to help children have a clearer vision and be comfortable, thereby enabling them to perform better in school.

The Lions Services for Children and ReVision Optical are expected to take the vision screening programme to several other primary schools across Guyana.


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