Kolkata :In India, 41% of children (under 18 years) are estimated to need visual correction but are not corrected. Experts say kids these days have more eye-related problems since the load placed on the eye has significantly increased.Not only has the quantum of school work increased, new technology has also led to massive eye strain.
Good eye health and clear vision are very important for the overall development of children. There’s an alarming increase in the number of children suffering from eye problems these days. Diagnosing and treating them early are critical to maintaining a child’s eye health. The most common problem ophthalmologists encounter in their practice are uncorrected refractive errors which fall under three categories – myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (long-sightedness) and astigmatism (cylindrical error)
Recently, India’s premier eye care facility – CURRAE EYE CARE HOSPITAL has launched the much awaited “CURRAE KIDS’ EYE CARE FACILITIES’ at Kolkata. The CURRAE KIDS’ EYE CARE facilities aims at providing 360 degree comprehensive eye care facilities to the kids and young children under one roof from both its locations at Kolkata and Madhyamgram.
Mr. Suhas Aradhye, MD & CEO of Currae Hospitals said during the launch of the facilities, “There are many eye conditions and diseases that can affect a child’s vision. Some of the more common focus and alignment disorders and eye diseases are Squint, Cataract, Ptsosis and Retinopathy of pre-maturity. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to maintaining child’s eye health.” He also added, “We have already started free eye screening camps at various NGOs and areas where the children cannot afford to consult a doctor or the awareness of these diseases are almost none.”
Mr. Aradhye also added that, “Once we pick up these conditions through these camps, we would talk to the NGOs or the parents and counsel them to undergo treatmement. We on our part would provide concessions on the treatment cost if they come to us. We are committed to provide basic eye screening free of cost to the under-privileged section through our camps and screening programs.”