Free eye camp organized by NSS Committee

The NSS (National Service Scheme) Committee, in association with the Rotary Club, organized a free eye camp on 18.02.2024 at St Antony’s Chapel, Frazer Town, Bengaluru. The Free eye camp aimed at providing essential eye care services to the underprivileged sections of society. This effort was to commit towards the betterment of the community and the promotion of healthcare accessibility.

The primary objective of the free eye camp was to raise awareness about eye health and preventive measures among the community and also to offer free eye check-ups to individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This camp was also to provide necessary treatments such as medication, eyeglasses, cataract surgery and referrals for further medical intervention if required.

1. Pamphlet Distribution: Prior to the event, informative pamphlets were distributed in the locality to raise awareness about the free eye camp, its objectives and the importance of eye care. These pamphlets served as a means to reach out to a wider audience and encourage participation in the camp.

2. Awareness Programs: Educational sessions were conducted by the college Director, Principal and NSS student volunteers to raise awareness about preventive measures for eye diseases, promoting good eye hygiene, and encouraging regular eye check-ups.

3. Registration: Volunteers managed the registration process efficiently; tokens were given ensuring all participants were accounted for and received appropriate guidance.

4. Counseling: Participants received counseling sessions on maintaining eye health and the importance of regular check-ups.

5. Eye Screening: Qualified ophthalmologists conducted thorough eye examinations using advanced diagnostic tools to diagnose various eye conditions such as cataracts and volunteers from NSS helped conducted vision screenings for attendees to identify any visual impairments and eye conditions.

6. Eyeglasses Distribution: As a part of the initiative, free eyeglasses will be distributed within a week span to individuals requiring vision correction, ensuring that they have access to clear vision and improved quality of life.

7. Treatment: Cataract operation, medications and other necessary treatments will be provided free of cost to them as per their availability.

8. Referrals: Patients requiring specialized medical attention were referred to nearby hospitals or clinics for further evaluation and treatment.

The efforts between NSS and Rotary Club underscored the significance of collective action in addressing societal challenges and promoting public welfare. The free eye camp benefitted:
● Total Number of Participants : 75 member [male, female and kids]
● Number of Spectacles to be Distributed : 34 nos
● Number of cataract operations to be done : 14 nos
● Number of Referrals Made: : 2-diabetic issue & 1- kid below 16

The College under the banner of NSS, facilitated the efficient organization and execution of the event, leveraging the strengths and resources for maximum impact and exemplifies the spirit of social service and highlights the importance of collective efforts in addressing healthcare disparities. By providing essential eye care services to the marginalized, we strive towards a healthier and more inclusive society.

Moving forward, under the guidance of our faculty coordinator, Miss Shoba Hegde we aim to conduct more such camps and expand our outreach efforts to benefit a larger section of the society. With continued support and collaboration, we are confident in our ability to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

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