Kathmandu February 15
As many as 600 students underwent eye check-up at a two-day free eye camp organised by Integrity Club of Namuna Machchhindra School, Lalitpur.
Five teachers and three parents also benefited from the eye camp. Four assistant ophthalmologists and two counsellors from Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh had examined the eyes of the students.
As many as 25 students received free medicines and 40 students were asked to use glasses which would be given free of cost by the organiser. A total of 10 students were diagnosed myopia, nystigatmus and esotropia. They were advised to see advanced treatment. Many students were found having eye infection and irritation caused by pollution.
Focal teacher for integrity club at Namuna Machchhindra Secondary School Indira Aryal said the eye camp was organised for the first time in the school at the initiative of students. “The eye camp became possible due to the support provided by the school management committee and parents,” he added.
“I am really impressed to see students putting in efforts for such a noble cause. We came for eye check-up on students’ request, and we are happy to be part of this eye camp,” said Gobinda Sharma from Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh.
Integrity child club of Namuna Machchhindra School consists of 25 members, including 10 visually impaired students.
A version of this article appears in print on February 16, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.