Little students of the Reverie School received ophthalmic treatment and counselling from a medical team of Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute (BEHRI) on their own campus on Tuesday.
Eye examinations, treatment and consultancies were provided by BEHRI under its School Sight Testing Programme being run by seven doctors, technologists and supportive staff members.
During the vision care service, eyes of 150 children from Play Group to Kindergarten were examined. The students having minor eye problems were given treatment at school. However, the children diagnosed with serious ailments were taken to hospital for providing better treatment. Besides, 100 students from Grade-I to Grade-6 were examined and treated for ophthalmic problems.
About the school programme, Dr Tasruba Shahnaz, a consultant of Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute, said, “We tested the eyes of the children of Reverie School for dryness and other conditions. The students were not only treated but also made aware of eyes.”
Rahat Nigar, a teacher and coordinator of Play Group-Kindergarten Section of Reverie School, said, “BEHRI provided treatment for students and encouraged them to take care of eyes. The little kids receive academic lessons through play. They will also be aware of their health.”
Now-a-days, children are addicted to mobile phone which causes damage to their eyes, minds and studies, she said, adding that the School Sight Testing Programme will be beneficial to their healthy growth.
Doctors examine the eyes of schoolchildren at BEHRI.