Lions of Seychelles conduct fifth free eye screening at Au Cap home for the elderly |26 April 2022
The Lions Club of Seychelles (Vision & Sight for Kids Lions of Seychelles) conducted a fifth free eye screening campaign at the Au Cap home for the elderly on Saturday.
As part of its nationwide vision project, all the 12 elderly residents of the home were screened. “Nearly 75% of those screened will require glasses and this accounts for nine out of the 12 screened residents. Another two residents could not do the screening due to poor health condition while another was in hospital.
So far, the Lions Club of Seychelles (Vision & Sight for Kids Lions of Seychelles) has screened a total of 75 residents in five homes – Plaisance, La Retaite, English River, Point Larue and Au Cap. Forty-seven (47) residents needed glasses and 38 have already been provided with new glasses,” Lion D.V. Sharma shared.
The screening campaign at the Au Cap home on Saturday was carried out in the presence of District Governor 411A, Lion ZulfikarMamujee;his wife First Lady Fatima Mamujee;regional chairperson Dr Sashi Kumar; zone chairperson Lion Uma Ramani; member of the National Assembly for Au Cap Kelly Samynadin; representatives of the Mauritius Commercial Bank in Seychelles; national council for the elderly homes, Health Care Agency, Ministry of Health, department ofophthalmology, and Optic Seychelles among other guests.
On that same day, Lion Uma Ramani offered 15 hampers to the residents of the home.
The Lions Club of Seychelles (Vision & Sight for Kids Lions of Seychelles) is expected to carry out the same free screening activity at Anse Royale, AnseBoileau, Praslin and La Digue before May 31 next month.
The accompanying photos were taken during Saturday’s event.