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Bachchan-initiative to help 50K kids see

Actor Amitabh Bachchan-led initiative ‘SEE NOW’ vision screening program in nine districts of Uttar Pradesh is set to benefit 50,000 underprivileged school children.

Bachchan-initiative to help 50K kids see

New Delhi

Those children found to suffer from uncorrected refractive errors will be given free spectacles, a release from NGO India Vision Institute (IVI), which has organised screenings in Mathura, Etawah, Mainpuri, Firozabad, Moradabad,

Amroha, Sambhal, Aligarh and Lucknow districts said on Tuesday. IVI has screened about 21,000 underprivileged children in these districts so far. Glasses for those in need will be provided by Essilor’s Vision for Life.

The focused program will be particularly beneficial since children between the ages of 7 and 15 years in rural India are found to have refractive error as the main cause of visual impairment.

A pair of corrective spectacles following vision screenings to those children found to have refractive issues will have a significant impact in their lives, especially helping them in their education and development

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