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Vision problems affect 20% of the 1st year of Fundamental SP

 
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Child during the examination program Vision of the Future
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Child during the examination program Vision of the Future

The State Department of Education conducted a survey which found that one in five students in the 1st year of elementary school, aged between six and seven years, has any indication of vision problems. The visual acuity tests, made during the first semester by trained teachers from the state indicated to joint efforts for free consultations 74 000 of 15 971 children evaluated in the classroom.

The survey also shows that 39.3% of students enrolled in the program Future Sight between 2009 and 2012 received the glasses. They catered 29,192 of 74,199 students aged 6 and 7 years in public schools in São Paulo. Only this year have already delivered 1,080 glasses to students of the state.

The process is part of the Vision of the Future, which is conducted with the Department of Health, Fussesp (Social Solidarity Fund of the State of São Paulo) and entities ophthalmology partner. Where indicated, the glasses are also provided free of charge to students.

Source: SP NOTICIAS
   Palavras-chave:   Vision problems    Eyesight    Future Sight    Fussesp      
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