Eye camp by Vision Spring at Hathikuli Tea Estate
Target polpulation- 4500
Population covered- 4500
Duration of the camp- 2nd December to 21st December, 2022
Disabled children covered- 18
The Eye camp at Hathikuli provided access to eye care services, especially in rural or remote areas of Kaziranga, where access to eye care is limited. It provided an opportunity for early detection and treatment of eye diseases, which can prevent vision loss or blindness.
Eye camps are cost-effective over traditional eye care services, which are not easily accessible to the Tea Tribe communities. It not only made eye care accessible to the residents of that areas, especially those who were not able to afford it, but also raised awareness about the importance of eye care and the prevention of eye diseases. The residents also understood that better eye health also leads to an increase in their productivity at the workplace.
Through this initiative we were able to screen a large number of people, 4500 residents in this case, including 18 disabled children (below 15 years of age) for common eye problems. They were provided with treatment, medication and spectacles at a nominal cost of Rs. 80. It also helped promote early detection and treatment of eye diseases, for which, prescription eyeglasses were ordered and delivered within the month, thus improving overall eye health.