Free eye check-up for welfare home’s children


Focus on children: One of Optimax’s optometrists conducting free eye screening at the carnival.

CHILDREN from Karunai Illam Welfare Home in Kepong received a free eye check-up during the “Touch” charity carnival.

The screening was conducted by Optimax Eye Specialist in collaboration with Communitaz Sdn Bhd to check for shortsightedness, colour vision deficiency and the condition of lazy eyes.

Optimax’s panel of opto-metrists carried out the basic exams and provided consultation based on the test results, including prescribing spectacles for the children who needed them.

Besides the free eye screening, there were also health and nutrition talks, telematch games, T-shirt painting, henna tattooing, and food stalls at the carnival organised for the children of Karunai Illam (girls) and Anbu Illam (boys) welfare homes.

Members of the public also visited the carnival.

Optimax Eye Specialist said it aimed to increase awareness on the importance of regular eye examination, especially for children.

“As advised by World Health Organisation, an eye examination is a vital health check and is the best preventive measure against eye diseases,” its statement said.

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