I am Dr. Shashi N Jha, Ophthalmologist. I will talk about eyecare of the children. Many people are aware that children eyes need to be examined definitely at birth, 2 years and 5 years. Because the actual vision takes place before 8 years of age. So, it mandatory for every parent and teachers to look after the eye of children. One important thing I would like to mention is looking after the eyes of the premature children.
With increasing nursing care, we have very small children who are born before the normal time surviving to lead a normal life. But one of the deadliest condition of the eye is known as retinopathy of prematurity which crosses at the certain stages untreatable anywhere in the world. And leads to the blindness throughout the life of the person. So, if the child is born prematurely, his retina has to be examined.