From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos
An Opthalmologists have stressed the need for people to regularly check their eyes to ensure they are in good shape.
This was disclosed by the the senior programe Manager, eye health, sightsaver Nigeria, Doctor Selben Penzin during a free eyes check organised in conjunction with the correspondents chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists Plateau State chapter in Jos.
She said the need for this is also for early detection of any defect that may hinder effective use of the sight organ.
Dr. Penzin admonished people to ensure that the regular once a year eyes check be improved upon to every 6 months, because the eyes does not have a replacement if damaged.
Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication Musa Ashoms, while declaring the event open commended the collaborative effort of the organizers.
He said the State government is in partnership with sightsavers and has established two centres in Pankshin a d Shendam.
In her remarks. Plateau State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ayuku Pwaspo, urged journalist to take care of their eyes for better productivity in their workplace.
Chairman Correspondent’s chapel, Polycap Auta, said the eyes test is being conducted free of charge by sightsavers Nigeria.
This Programme is also in line with this year’s theme of the World Sight Day, which is “love your eyes, with particular focus on the work place”
Prime Time News reports that over 100 journalists and None members also benefited in the optical services. Some were issued eye glasses, medication, and those with critical cases were referred to Jos University teaching hospital for appropriate attention while some to Mangu rehabilitation centres Mangu and Shendam Hospital for surgery.
Some beneficiaries of the eye screening commended and appreciated the good effort of the leadership of Correspondent’s chapel for the great foresight and pray for more of such health benefits.