Lions Club takes vision screening to Graham’s Hall Primary

first_imgThe Lions Club on Monday engaged students of the Graham’s Hall Primary School in a vision screening exercise, with the aim of detecting sight disorders at an early age.Students of the Graham’s Hall Primary School along with members of the Lions Club during the screening exerciseA vision screening, also called an eye test, is a brief exam that looks for potential vision problems and eye disorders. Vision screenings are often done by primary care providers as part of a regular checkup. On October 10, International Sight Day will be celebrated.During the activity, the Club was able to achieve its target of 100 individuals. Students were sourced from the Grades One to Six classes, within the age range of six to 12.Chairperson of the Lion’s Services for Children, Ambika Singh said it was a joint effort between different branches of the organisation.“We’re collaborating with the Lions of East Demerara. The optometrist is here doing the screening with the children and we’re also doing this in keeping with one of the five service areas of the Lions, which is vision. This is Vision Month so we’re doing it with that and in keeping with our district goals,” Singh posited.A significant percentage of screened students displayed conditions which may require them to wear glasses. This publication was told that the Club will assist in providing them with the necessary resources.“The students who we would have detected so far, we have quite a few on our high priority list to do follow-ups. So we’re not just stopping here with vision screening at the school. With most of the students, I got feedback that some of them cannot afford the spectacles and whatever is needed to correct their problem. This is where we will continue to the end and see them through to ensure that they get everything they need.”Vision screening is a very important way to identify vision problems. During an exam, the doctor looks for eye disease and checks to see if the eyes are working properly. Children with a family history of childhood vision problems are more likely to have eye problems. Teachers of the school would have also capitalised on the opportunity to get screened.“We came with the intention of screening children but teachers also asked. There was need for them. Some of them said they were having problems with their vision so we assisted the teachers as well. We covered screening for teachers,” the Chairperson highlighted.Another such activity will be done at the Vreed-en-Hoop Primary School on Friday.According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, common eye disorders include refractive errors, macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, amblyopia and strabismus.Important practices to maintain good sight include having a balanced diet, healthy weight, regular exercise, sunglasses and protective eyewear and knowing your family medical history or other risk factors.last_img read more

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Ronaldo gets off the mark as Juve see off Sassuolo

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo opened his Juventus account with two second-half goals in the Serie A champions’ 2-1 victory over Sassuolo, but substitute Douglas Costa’s red card for spitting cast a shadow over the match.Unspectacular though it may have been, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s first goal delivered a palpable sense of relief around the Allianz Stadium, where the hosts had struggled to create chances against their in-form visitors. His second smacked of a man settling into life in Turin, the former Real Madrid star coolly drilling the ball home after 65 minutes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A memorable hat-trick seemed certain when a looping cross found Ronaldo unmarked at the far post, but the Portuguese side-footed his volley narrowly wide before missing another gilt-edged opportunity eight minutes from time, and events turned sour when Costa headbutted Federico Di Francesco in the build-up to Khouma Babacar’s consolation and then spat in his face.28 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored with his 28th attempt in Serie A, as in the last Spanish La Liga. Fortuity. #JuveSassuolo— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 16, 2018It looked set to be a difficult afternoon for Ronaldo when he missed from just inside the box after six minutes and fluffed a header moments later, his frustration quietly matched by an increasingly underwhelmed home crowd.Andrea Consigli ensured the game remained goalless at the break with a reaction save when Marlon Santos turned Joao Cancelo’s cross towards his own net, the goalkeeper doing well to palm the ball away.The second half was five minutes old when Gianmarco Ferrari attempted to head the ball out for a corner, but instead hit his own post and Ronaldo was on hand to poke the ball over the line from a yard out.With 25 minutes left to play, Emre Can’s pass found Ronaldo in space on the left and he strode confidently into the box before rattling the ball beyond Consigli into the bottom-right corner of the net.Babacar was allowed a free header to pull one back in stoppage time, but it was Costa’s behaviour and subsequent dismissal that really took the shine off Juve’s celebrations.  What it means: Champions at full strength going into EuropeJuve made it four wins from four in Serie A despite leaving the likes of Costa, Juan Cuadrado, Giorgio Chiellini and Miralem Pjanic out of the starting line-up, leaving coach Massimiliano Allegri will have a strong and healthy squad to pick from for the start of the club’s latest Champions League campaign. Pat on the back: In-form Ronaldo can inspire the Old LadyAllegri’s men went into this game having failed to hit top gear in their opening three matches, but as Ronaldo got into his stride in the second half the stadium began to buzz. With the monkey off his back, the 33-year-old cut out his attempts at audacious long-range shots and ambitious passes, instead playing with the kind of poise and composure that will light up Juve’s season if he can maintain his best form.Boot up the backside: Costa madness will enrage AllegriRonaldo will claim the headlines, but Costa will be under intense scrutiny in the coming days and weeks after three appalling incidents in the closing minutes of the game. After swinging an elbow at Di Francesco, he headbutted him right in front of the referee and then spat in the forward’s face. Allegri will be furious at the Brazilian for almost ruining an otherwise thoroughly successful day for his team.Key Opta stats- For the first time in Serie A, Juventus have won all the first four league games for two seasons in a row.- Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Serie A goal after 320 minutes of playing time. – Ronaldo scored with his 28th attempt in Serie A, as in his last LaLiga campaign.- Juve have failed to score in the first half in five of their last 11 league games.FT – @Cristiano’s brace gives us all three points at the Stadium! #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve #JuveSassuolo pic.twitter.com/EdfuoqwM5u— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 16, 2018Juve travel to Spain for Wednesday’s Champions League Group H clash with Valencia before taking on Frosinone in the league next weekend, while Sassuolo entertain Empoli on Friday. read morelast_img read more

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