Out of the 200 grade 5 pupils screened at Felipe Tayko Memorial School (an elementary school), 26 students were found to be myopic or nearsighted. And out of the 26 students, 5 have amblyopia or lazy eyes just because there was no appropriate management/treatment given, and that is only a pair of spectacles when they were seven years old and below. Two students were referred to an ophthalmologist for further assessment and treatment.
When we visited the school, they were very grateful because the pupils and teachers were vision screened and were given spectacles.
Our club will continue to provide eye services to public schools and definitely this will impact their future lives.