It has been proven that 80% of learning is done visually. Eye conditions in children can have negative consequences on visual functioning and quality of life.
There is a lack of data on the magnitude of children with eye conditions who need services, for effective planning of school eye health programmes. To address this, Peek Vision, in collaboration with the International Centre for Eye Health has developed the School Eye Health Rapid Assessment (SEHRA) tool to collect data to support school eye health programme planning.
Our clinically validated vision check app is used in school eye health programs to screen children for distance vision problems. Children who require further examination are referred to a local eye care professional, who can either provide treatment (e.g., glasses, eye drops) or refer them to a specialist.
Parents or caregivers are automatically reminded of follow-up appointments via SMS (text) or voice messages. The school also receives an SMS list of the students who require additional assistance. The Peek dashboard allows program managers to view reports and live data. This allows them to determine how well a program is working and what aspects can be improved.
“When you meet people and you can solve their problem, it’s a great feeling - it is not just my joy, but the joy of the patient. And when you share their joy then that is double joy.”
Ophthalmologist and Peek Kenya Country Manager