The Mandeville Regional Hospital Ophthalmology Department in collaboration with the Ophthalmic Society of Jamaica commemorated World Sight Day through a public forum and provision of free eye care services to scores of residents.
Nurse Sharlene Smith-Green of the Mandeville Regional Hospital Ophthalmology Unit gets ready to administer an intraocular eye examination which checks the pressure in the eyes on a client at the commemoration of World Sight Day on Thursday, October 12 at the Cecil Charlton Hall in Manchester.
Scores of residents accessed free eye care services including vision check, eye pressure check and blood glucose measurements and blood pressure tests and also attended the public forum which focused on eye related diseases including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and also eye trauma and eye care.
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness which gives global attention to blindness and vision impairment. This year's commemoration focused on the theme, ‘Make Vision Count’ and was commemorated by the Mandeville Regional Hospital Ophthalmology Department in collaboration with the Ophthalmic Society of Jamaica.