Eye care services for KZN children

2008-02-05 00:00

The KwaZulu-Natal departments of Education and Health yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Centre for Eye Care Education that will benefit primary school pupils across the province with eye care services.

The project aims to facilitate accessibility to eye care testing and ongoing treatment should children need it. The majority of children in SA have extremely limited access to eye care services.

Provincial head of Education Dr Cassius Lubisi said that: "With appropriate correction [of eyesight treatment], a number of children may be able to move to mainstream education, both increasing their social and educational opportunities".

Lubisi described the project, which started in 2007, as "revolutionary".

He said that before learners had their eyes tested, their learning abilities were negatively affected.

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