World Sight Day

World Sight Day celebrated with eye checks for Ted Diro students

As lead up of activity to commemorate the World Sight Day, a free eye testing school screening was done at Ted Diro Primary School this morning.

 The schools screening is an ongoing project funded by the USAID which will be carried throughout this year.

PNG Eye Care Ophthalmologist Dr. Jambi Garap says what the Eye Care Team try to do is to detect if there are any problems the students are facing with their sight.

“Usually the percentage of people who is most like to have some problem with their sight is about 3 to 4 % of the school population.”

PNG to celebrate World Sight Day

World Sight Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of October annually throughout the world with the theme “Eye care for all.”

Celebrations will be hosted by the PNG Eye Care (PNGEC) in Port Moresby on Thursday, October 13 at the National Resource Centre at University of PNG Medical Faculty, Taurama Campus. 

PNGEC senior manager Samuel Peter Koim confirmed that they’ll be lead up activities as well.

A free eye testing school screening will be done at Ted Diro Primary School on Wednesday, October 12.