VISION 2020: The Right to Sight-INDIA Knowledge Hub Presents this Webinar.
In India, prioritizing the well-being of its extensive child population stands as a paramount objective. However, one often-overlooked facet of child health, pertains to their eye health. The prevalence of visual impairments among Indian school children is a substantial concern, necessitating a significant response. The school-based eye health programs in India are designed to deliver comprehensive eye care services to children, with an emphasis on early detection, timely intervention, and awareness. This initiative plays a pivotal role in the provision of vital support, including the distribution of eyeglasses to children in need.
Objectives and expected outcome:
To discuss enhancing accessibility to eye care services for children across India, especially in remote areas with limited access to healthcare facilities.
• To get insight into others’ experiences with school screening initiatives.
• To discuss various obstacles faced in implementing school screening programs, including issues
with funding, logistical challenges, and resistance from parents or school staff.
• To share strategies for overcoming these challenges, such as building partnerships with
community organizations, creating clear communication plans, and utilizing data to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs
Moderator: Mr Vinod Daniel: CEO, India Vision Institute
• Prof Kovin Naidoo: Global Head, Advocacy & Partnerships – OneSight Essilor Luxottica Foundation
• Dr Priya Morjaria: Head, Global Programme Design – Peek Vision
• Dr N Anuradha: Principal, Elite School of Optometry
• Ms Kumudha Thirunavukkarasu Head – Strategic Programs and Partnerships, India Vision Institute