Over 160 prison inmates provided free spectacles after IVI eye camp in Madurai

Greater than 160 inmates of two prisons right here have been recognized with imaginative and prescient issues and most of them provided free of price spectacles throughout a camp carried out by India Imaginative and prescient Institute (IVI), a non-governmental organisation offering eyecare to the underprivileged.

The IVI, working to remove imaginative and prescient impairment, stop avoidable blindness and supply entry to spectacles to these in want, screened 201 inmates on the Central Prison and Ladies’s Prison throughout a three-day camp since March 10.

Through the camp, the NGO additionally examined greater than 400 pople in three villages and provided spectacles to the needy, in keeping with a press launch.

As many as 167 inmates in the lads’s prison have been examined and of the 138 recognized with refractive errors, 76 have been provided free spectacles on the spot, it stated, including the remaining might be provided glasses in the subsequent few days.

Amongst 41 girls inmates screened, 24 recognized with refractive errors have been provided glasses.

Twenty-seven males and 7 girls inmates have been referred to hospital for additional eye examination, the discharge
stated.

“The screenings are significantly useful to older inmates as, with imaginative and prescient points, they discover it tough to learn or write and have interaction in different productive actions in the event that they don’t have entry to a pair of spectacles,” IVI’s CEO, Vinod Daniel was quoted as saying in the discharge.

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