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BASR’s Team Conducts Vision Assessment to Public Schools Pupils in Jenin Governorate PDF Print E-mail



In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and supported by CBM, BASR’s team, comprising an ophthalmologist, a vision rehabilitation instructor and an optometrist, conducted a thorough vision assessment to 357 pupils referred by inclusive education counselors from all public schools in Jenin governorate.

Following the assessment, which lasted 6 successive weeks, BASR’s team recommended eye glasses to some pupils, referred some for vision rehabilitation at BASR, while other 194 pupils were referred to BASR for corneal topography.

The assessment came in compliance with an agreement signed between BASR and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education which implies performing a comprehensive and advance optic screening and assessment of pupils’ functional vision and visual capabilities by BASR’s vision rehabilitation department to all pupils who have visual problems according to the initial screening done by the Ministry of Health in all public schools in Jenin governorate.

The main goal of the assessment is to provide equal opportunities in education for ensuring better future to pupils with vision impairment.