The free eye Check-up camp was organised for the benefit of the economically backward from Shama Clinic (run by the Jamat-e-Islami Hind) and Lifeline Foundation at Roshan English School ValmikiNagar. The camp was conducted with a vision “A willingness to ensure positive and quality eye care to the under privileged”.
The camp was meant for the poor people who had eye disorders but were not able to get the cure because of their poverty. A doctors’ team from Nethra Drishti eye hospital, Magadi Road, Bangalore rendered their services free of cost in the camp. The camp started at 10:00am and concluded at 1:00pm on Sunday 14th October 2018. Various tests were conducted to detect vision deficiencies, cataract and so on. A total of 215 patients availed the benefits of the free camp, 100 spectacles were prescribed and 28 surgeries were registered as follow ups. Post-operative follow up check-ups were also organized by the camp organizers to ensure continuity of care.
Besides conducting the tests, medicines were given free of cost by the Nethra Drishti eye hospital to the needy patients. The spectacles were sponsored by Shama Clinic, who paid Rs 100 per pair, and each beneficiary paid a subsidized cost of Rs 50 to obtain the same. The cost of follow on eye surgeries is expected to be around Rs 40,000 and is being sponsored by the Lifeline Foundation.