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05 May 2018

Free Eye Checkup Camp

Rajpura 2018

“The Eye – The most important sensory organ and window of the soul”.

The World Health Organization estimates that up to 80% of blindness and serious visual loss around the world is avoidable through prevention or treatment. Having our eyes tested for vision and general eye health can help identify problems early and prevent loss of eyesight.

Key Facts from WHO

  • Globally, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment.
  • About distance vision, 188.5 million people have mild vision impairment, 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment, and 36 million people are blind. With regards to near vision, 826 million people live with a near vision impairment.
  • Globally, the leading causes of vision impairment are uncorrected refractive errors and cataracts.
  • The majority of people with vision impairment are over the age of 50 years.

This time we have initiated free eye check-up camp for five villages, neighboring NV Distilleries & Breweries Pvt. Limited, Rajpura & educate them the importance of good eyesight. A dedicated team of Doctors and eye specialists from Oswal Hospital, Ludhiana was part of CSR initiative.

Good eyesight is an important part of wellbeing and a significant factor in retaining independence and quality of life, as we get older. We have distributed free Medicine, Spectacles & supported those people who are recommended for eye operations.