Venkatesh overcomes refractive error

Venkatesh overcomes refractive error

Venkatesh, an 8-year-old who studies in the third standard of the Government School in Kalguntte Agrahara, Bangalore, had trouble reading and writing in school due to refractive error. He could only see large, printed letters and also suffered from constant headaches.

During Nanna Kannu’s school screening programme run by Sankara Eye Hospital, a Sightsavers’ supported partner, Venkatesh was identified and his eye condition was diagnosed as high refractive error in one eye. The Hospital treated him and prescribed spectacles after which, Venkatesh’s vision has improved. The headaches that he used to suffer from have now almost completely gone away.

Today, Venkatesh is a happier and more confident child who wants to pursue his studies and grow up to become an engineer.

Photo clicked by Venkatesh which were on display at the exhibition.

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