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  1. VisionSpring
    VisionSpring is a US-based non-governmental organisation that provides affordable, high-quality, and durable spectacles to organisations and institutions that serve people who live on less than US $4 per day. They are seeking partners who would be interested in starting a community eye care outreach programme in their local area, and can also provide affordable spectacles […]
  2. Courses
    MSc Public Health for Eye Care, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Ten fully funded scholarships are available for Commonwealth country nationals. The course aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability. For more information visit or email
  3. Next issue
    © LV Prasad Eye Institute The next issue of the Community Eye Health Journal will be on the theme: Retinopathy of prematurity
  4. Developing better strategies for school eye health screening in India
    There is limited evidence about what is the most effective and cost-effective strategy for screening school-age children. We compare different approaches and the components that are necessary for best practice screening.
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  6. Improving spectacle wear in school children
    Spectacle compliance is low in many school eye health programmes. There are various reasons for this, including that children do not perceive a beneficial improvement in their vision. Accurate visual acuity (VA) measurement, refraction and prescribing based on the degree of improvement in VA can also help.
  7. BCPB Grant Programme
  8. What is comprehensive school eye health?
    Education has the potential to change individuals’ lives and fuel social transformation. There is a strong link between children’s health, including their visual health, and the quality of their learning and achievement at school. This, in turn, affects children’s future quality of life and economic productivity. School eye health programmes provide a unique opportunity to deliver comprehensive eye health services to school-going children.
  9. Key community eye health messages
    A comprehensive school eye health programme: © Priya Morjaria Should be integrated into a broader school health programme Requires a goal that will result in positive change Must have the engagement of the ministries of health and education Needs ’SMART’ objectives for each component of the programme A key issue in a school eye health […]
  10. Ready to screen? Start with the goal in mind
    School eye health programmes must be planned properly. Before any work begins, everyone needs to be clear on what the objectives are and how the team will monitor their progress. Only then will programmes achieve their maximum impact.


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