One of the major challenges faced by every school is ensuring academic excellence. Interestingly, a school that promotes vision wellness can/does expect brilliant performance from their pupils and from staff higher productive and job satisfaction at all times. This is because 90 per cent human activities and 80 per cent learning abilities are all vision centered.

When students suffer from “blackboard blindness”, their ability to read, participate in sports and learn is greatly hindered. Their self-confidence diminishes and their capability to succeed in school becomes drastically reduced. A student who cannot see clearly is a student who cannot learn at his or her full potential.

Sight for Scholars Scheme is Here To Help

This scheme is a unique and affordable program instituted for large institutions. It is tailored towards providing pupils and students with a valuable voluntary eyecare benefit at highly reduced cost. The scheme offers substantial savings on eye examinations, glasses, and management of eye infections at little or no cost to your institution.

The scheme is an agreement between the school administration and our clinic (and to some extent the parents)  to provide “free” and prompt attention to the Childs’ visual needs. This mandates us to periodically organize vision screening and/or comprehensive eye test for the pupils/students, and promptly give treatment and advice where necessary; as funded by the common purse of the parents.

With this program, pupils with ocular/visual needs are detected and managed immediately without physical cash payment.

The scheme is targeted at those schools that want to improve and sustain academic excellence and performance, safeguard productivity, reduce errors, care for their pupils and at the same time provide some benefits to parents.

How the Scheme Works

The scheme is designed to be simple for both Schools and students. Schools just need to follow the steps below:

  • General purse is instituted and maintained by annual contribution of N10,000 per child into the eye care scheme
  • In the event of any vision problem the child is treated immediately and “free of charge”
  • The service being paid by the scheme .That means throughout the whole year, the ‘eye needs’ of your child is taken care of with just N10, 000.
  • Ordinarily N10, 000 cannot foot the bill for comprehensive eye exam, let alone of providing for spectacles or the management of minor ocular condition but with this all is taken care of with the collective input of all financially. That means the Childs vision and future can be saved.

 

With just N10, 000: the following services are provided:

  • Vision screening and assessment
  • Comprehensive eye exam
  • Provision of standard lenses and frames with a purse
  • Management of minor ocular infections
  • Training of teachers on how to detect children with visual problems
  • Counseling and referral

 

Sight for Scholars Services

  1. Vision Assessment: Poor design of the school environment often limits academic performance due to improper or inefficient lighting, contrast, or working distance. Eye safety and care is more than prevention of injuries at schools but also includes vision assessment of pupils/students, taking into account their specific vision requirements and the demand these requirements put upon them.

The scheme will mandate us to provide consulting services concerning the general area of visual efficiency, education of pupils/students on the need to incorporate eye safety principles into their daily activities and to assess academic vision demands and provide appropriate treatment as necessary. By recommending changes we can help improve academic performance and reduce errors.

  1. Vision Screening: This program usually make use of modified clinical technique, which includes tests for visual acuity, refraction, binocular vision and ocular health and are based on pass or fail – or refer or not refer basis, rather than with the aim of prescribing lenses or other form of vision care. The result of these tests will suggest whether a complete eye and vision examination is required.

Periodically we will ensure both old and new intakes are given a preplacement vision screening to ensure they have the necessary vision and vision skills required to accomplish their prospective academic task. Pupils who do not pass the vision screening will be required to obtain a complete eye examination at our clinic. Periodic rescreening will be conducted to ensure all pupils/students continue to maintain visual abilities that are adequate for functioning efficiently and safely in the school environment. Our recommendation may warrant that a pupil/student be placed in position best suited for his or her visual skills.

  1. Comprehensive eye examinations: Comprehensive eye exam evaluate a patient’s total health. In our office we dilate pupils to assist in detection and diagnosis of eye, and other health problems as well as holistically evaluating Eye teaming (binocularity) skills, movement skills, focusing skills together with peripheral awareness, eye/hand coordination and so on.

The result of vision screening will suggest whether a complete eye and vision examination is required. This is one of the services we offer our plan members on presentation of signed authorization form issued by your school. Authorisation form will be supplied by us to you.

  1. Provision of spectacles: For some people glasses are purely functional. For others they’re also a fashion accessory. Whatever the pupils’ vision challenges or outlook, we’ll help them overcome this challenge and find the perfect pair that will suit their outlook and aid them accomplish the required visual needs.
  2. Management of eye defects: At De-Lens we place a high emphasis on clinical investigation of pupils eyes and offer a range of different types of examinations ranging from a generalized standard eye test through to specialized ones, which focus on specific conditions associated with children.

Plan members enjoy the services of experienced professionals who keep up with the latest theories and scientific research. Some of them undertake sessional work in Hospital Eye Departments and they have broad experience in managing both common and non-common ocular conditions.

  1. Training of teachers on how to detect children with vision problems: Parents and teachers often have difficulty recognizing some visual problems because children don’t necessarily know how or what they’re supposed to be seeing, so it’s unlikely they will clearly describe visual problems. A child who has never known normal vision or depth perception doesn’t know what he or she is missing. Some binocular vision impairments (such as wandering eyes, deviating eyes, problems with convergence) are not easily detected by parents or teachers because the turning or straying of the eye(s) is NOT obvious or consistent. Some children’s eye turns are intermittent (they come and go) and/or they are not easily noticed by the untrained observer. For example, some children’s eye turns are visible only when they are tired, stressed or ill. A binocular vision problem deserves attention and treatment, even when the eye turn is only occasionally visible. The scheme will train and provide materials for the teachers on how to detect possible visual problem in a child and thus helping this children have a brighter future.
  2. Counseling about children’s eyes and other health related issues: Improving the vision wellness of your school requires a strategy that encourages proactive vision health attitudes and behaviors. As the visual task required by kids increases, the number of kids affected by the eye problems that are the leading causes of blindness will increase dramatically. Common childhood vision problems and preventable eye diseases will make seeing a lot more challenging for a large number of your pupils. This can have serious impacts in your school! However, with education and awareness, you can help your pupils/students take care of their vision for life.

One of the goals of this program is to educate your pupils/students about a variety of preventable, treatable and manageable childhood vision related problems and diseases, to encourage adoption of preventative vision health behaviors, utilization of eye care services and to ensure the development of a vision health-conscious academic environment.

School’s Benefits

School administrators who promote vision wellness can expect to see

  • Elimination of academic failures associated with visual problems
  • Improvement in academic performance
  • Higher productivity from employees
  • Improved employee health and wellness
  • Increased pupils and employee satisfaction
  • There teachers know how to discover children with visual problems
  • Greater pupil/student enrollment

We believe this scheme will contribute immensely towards achieving the above within your institution.

 

Children’s Benefits

  • Improved academic performance
  • Full Eye examination to check the health of the eyes and body
  • Targeted tests to investigate both vision related and non vision related problems
  • Affordable and convenient
  • The flexibility to upgrade from the set range.
  • 20% discount on upgrades and future purchases for the pupils
  • Prompt attention to eye or ocular needs of the kids
  • Pupil will be  visually healthy year round and will be aware of the basic steps to ensure ocular hygiene and protection
  • Holistic advice and explanation on achieving optimal visual comfort.

Vision benefits are an affordable way to ensure healthy, happy pupils and better overall health!

 Mode of payment

One off payment at the beginning of the term or sessionally

Terms and Conditions

    1. Children may receive services from Sight for Scholars once per school year
    2. The cost of additional pair of glasses will be borne by the parent concerned at 20% discount
    3. The cost for additional medication will be borne by the parent concerned at 20% discount
    4. Special order lenses will attract the sum of N6, 000 to be paid by parents/guardian
    5. Benefits are provided for services only but are not provided for materials arising from orthoptics or vision training; subnormal vision aids and any associated supplemental testing; anisokonic lenses; surgical treatment of the eyes; corrective eyewear required by  kids as a condition of enrolment into school, and safety eyewear unless specifically covered under the plan;  Plano non-prescription lenses and non-prescription sunglasses ( except for the 20%  program discount): services or materials provided by any other group benefit providing for vision care. Benefit allowances provide no remaining balance for future use within some benefit period. Lost or broken lenses, frames, or glasses will be borne by the parents at 20% discount.
    6. Other terms and conditions apply