School Eye Health Programme – Vidyajyoti

Sightsavers launched Vidyajyoti School Eye Health Programme with the goal that ‘good and maintained eye health’ is optimised in school children, so the improved learning outcomes in government schools are evident. This intervention aims to screen children in Government school to identify and prevent eye diseases and vision impairments among children.

The programme has 8 components – Health education, health services, nutritional services, counselling, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff, family/community involvement and research or impact assessment, which can be broadly categorised under the three major constituents of service delivery, eye health awareness and an enabling environment.

Zooming-in on learning

13-year-old Harsha studies in a government school in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Due to weak eyesight, Harsha had been facing lot of difficulties in her studies. Every time she looked at the blackboard, Harsha’s eyes would often get watery and eventually, it started to give her a headache. This struggle went on for a year until an eye-screening camp was held at Harsha’s school. The screening camp was organised by Sightsavers under its School Eye Health Programme. There it was found that Harsha had myopia after which she was provided with spectacles. With the provision of glasses, Harsha is now more at ease with her studies as well as the other daily activities. Her interest in outdoor games have also increased since then. The Harsha we see now is more confident and enterprising. It was just a small gift of sight that could enable this change.

We at SERENO are thrilled to partner with Sightsavers in India for this wonderful cause. A portion of proceeds from the products sold will go towards running this program in government schools so that more kids can have access to better eye health care.

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experience changing lives in developing countries.

Children Benefited So Far

18000 Approx.

Number children examined


Number of spectacles provided