The eyes are an important, but often overlooked, part of overall health. Despite the preventable nature of some vision impairments, many people do not receive recommended screenings and exams. The need to promote and protect healthy vision continues through the entire lifespan and applies to all ethnic and racial groups.
To propagate and bring forward this point in issue, BAPS Charities in conjunction with Lions International put together a free eye screening camp on Sunday 15th March 2015, at the BAPS Swaminarayan Haveli, Nairobi from 9 am to 2 pm.
All registrants were checked for long & short sightedness, eye pressure, cataracts, allergies & infections and general health. With the assistance of doctors and medical auxiliaries from the Lion’s team, a total of 630 patients, with an age range from 3 years to 90 years were examined, diagnosed and had prescriptions filled out free-of-cost.
Alongside with the checkup, pledges were undertaken for future eye donors. For many someone who donates his or her cornea offers the only hope of sight. Eyes may be useful even with those who have poor vision. One is never too young or too old to be an eye donor. A total of 131 donors provided their consent and registered to be future donors. We acknowledge all those who made this noble decision.
The success of the event has encouraged the organizers to make the Eye Screening Camp as an annual event in conjunction with Lions International.