by Rosli Mansor
130 students from year one to six of SJKC Tanah Hitam, Chemor had the opportunity to have a free eye examination through the Eye Examination Programme for School Students today.
Managing Director of Mimbar Nusantara Homes Sdn. Bhd (MNS), Nazrin Cheong Abdullah said eye health care needs to be emphasised as one of the health cares that should be fostered among children.
“Eyes are a very precious gift from God. Therefore, to ensure that the vision is always good, an initial examination should be done at least once a year.
“Aware of the importance, MNS together with the Persatuan Kebajikan Amal Makmur Negeri Perak (PKAMNP) made this programme’s success as one of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and initiatives for school students, especially from the B40 group.
“All the results of the eye examination will be communicated to the parents of the students for further action. If some of them are less able, we will try to find a way to help ease their burden,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Persatuan Kebajikan Amal Makmur Negeri Perak, K. Nachemutu said a total of 6,700 students in 41 primary and secondary schools throughout Perak had successfully had their eyes examined.
“Through this programme, we have managed to detect as many as 20% of school students experiencing vision problems at an early stage. This is due to an unhealthy lifestyle and diet.
“We also implement health camps for the public that also focus on eye and hearing health. The programme has received favourable response in two districts, namely Manjung and Kinta Districts,” he said, as also being the Chairman of the Eye Examination Programme.
The eye examination programme has been ongoing since the beginning of this year under the advice of PKAMNP, Ophthalmologist KPJ Ipoh, Dr. Jaswinder Singh.
Also present was Senior Assistant Teacher of SJKC Tanah Hitam Co-Curriculum, Mrs. Yau Jin Huea.