Over 800 people at Nkawkaw benefit from free eye screening
Over 800 people in Nkawkaw and Asubone Rail in the Kwahu West Municipality has benefited from a free eye screening exercise.
A medical team from the Third Eye Care and Vision Center, an optometry center in Accra, on Thursday undertook the exercise.
Over 300 reading glasses were distributed freely to those with reading problems whiles those detected to have cataract and glaucoma were referred to hospitals.
The exercise was sponsored by the Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, Mr Seth Adjei Baah.
The leader of the medical team, Dr Kwame Obeng Nyarko, said the center’s objective was to reach out to the people for eye care service.
He said eye care service was a global problem and advised the people to attend eye clinic regularly to solve early eye problems and change their reading and sight glasses at periodic intervals.
Mr Adjei Baah said he sponsored the exercise to improve the sight of the people since the eye plays a major role in the health of people.
He noted that the screening exercise would help detect major eye diseases for early treatment.
Mr Adjei Baah said the health of the people in the constituency was paramount to him since a healthy people make a healthy nation.