As many as 1286 students were screened by the doctors from Radhatri Nethralaya at a two-day eye screening camp organised at P.S. Higher Secondary School, Mylapore. According to doctors, 452 of them were found to have vision problems needing corrective spectacles.
“Factors such as addiction to TV and computer games, lack of outdoor activities and exercises, account for increase in the incidence of refractive error in children,” said Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham, Director, Radhatri Nethralaya. In order to promote this healthy habit of vision screening by the teachers, Radhatri Nethralaya donated a set of vision screening charts to the school.