Updates from the RenewSys Special Needs Vision Clinic
Authors from Mission for Vision and LV Prasad Eye Institute join forces to highlight an important topic of enabling eye health for children with special needs.
Published by IAPB.ORG
Sight-related issues can impose several challenges for everyone, and it gets more complicated for people with disabilities or children with special needs. Children with cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and autism, are some common examples of special needs conditions often accompanied by significant visual complications. Comprehensive eye examinations for these children are essential, as they may be diagnosed with problems that can be treated to improve the child's developmental milestones and ultimately their quality of life.
Mission for Vision and RenewSys joined hands in 2018 to establish the RenewSys Special Needs Vision Clinic (SNVC) in July 2018. Children with special needs (CSN) who require eye care benefit from this exclusive facility at the Institute for Vision Rehabilitation at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. The center aims to provide comprehensive and customized eye care services for CSN by assessing their visual needs with special assessment tools and providing them with appropriate spectacle prescriptions, low-vision devices, and therapies to maximize their functional ability and enhance their overall quality of life and well-being.