The Ministry of Health and Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of Education today launched a School Eye programme called "I Can See Clearly" which targets students 18 years and under in efforts to maintain eye health among children in the country.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Mrs Helen Royer, says the project is meant to identify vision issues early, in order to give students who have been unable to afford proper eye care, the opportunity to obtain free eyeglasses, if required.
Meanwhile, according to assistant Chief education officer Dr. Jeffery Blaize a total of thirty six primary schools within the seven health districts will be assessed this week, and the second level of this project to follow will commence during the second school term.
During this level, students of the fifth form class will also be screened for vision problems in order to ensure they are at their best for their CSEC examinations in June.
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