India’s First Special Needs Vision Clinic for children, inaugurated at LVPEI
Hyderabad, Wednesday, November 14th, 2018: The L. V. Prasad Eye Institute and RenewSys India Pvt. Ltd. have come together to launch a ‘Special Needs Vision Clinic’ in co-operation with the Mission for Vision. Officially inaugurated on November 14, 2018, by Mr. Avinash Hiranandani, Managing Director, and RenewSys at the L V P Eye Institute along with Dr. Gullapalli Nageswara Rao, Chairman of L V Prasad Eye Institute and Elizabeth Kurian, Chief Executive Officer of Mission for Vision.
This clinic is India’s only such facility dedicated to the eye care of children with special needs. It has been established to provide the best possible eye care with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of life of patients with special needs.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. G N Rao said, "Providing vision rehabilitation services to those with irreversible blindness and low vision is an integral part of our comprehensive eye care. Since the establishment of our institute, through our various rehabilitation interventions, we have touched upon over 1,75,000 lives of persons with low vision and blindness, of whom 41,482 are children. We observed that at least a third of these children have some form of developmental delays and disabilities, thus requiring specialized assessment and intervention besides standard clinical examination. In order to attend to the visual needs of such children, we have commenced a dedicated 'Special Needs Vision Clinic' through the partnership of RenewSys Private Limited and in collaboration with Mission for Vision. Through this collaborative initiative, we aim to create a larger impact on the children, parents, and caregivers”.
Mr. Avinash Hiranandani, Managing Director, RenewSys said, “Right from its inception in 1961 the ENPEE group has been setting benchmarks for trustworthy, reliable and future ready business. This encompasses all spheres of our lives. RenewSys is the renewable energy arm of the ENPEE Group.”
RenewSys stands tall as a world-class manufacturer of solar PV modules and its key components, made in India. Our commitment to the nation’s development encompasses not just our duty as a member of the industry, but also to the communities we operate in.
We are privileged to have been able to partner with LV Prasad and Mission for Vision in making eye care an accessible reality for children with special needs. This clinic is one such significant outreach initiative because it addresses a need that has so far been unmet.
It is heartening to see more children grow up into healthy, happy adults and we are committed to contributing to our nation’s future. RenewSys is determined to continue supporting initiatives that aid the holistic development of our team and the community.”
The project aims to provide comprehensive eye care services for children as well as for adults with special needs by assessing their visual needs with special assessment tools, providing appropriate spectacle prescription, low vision devices and therapies to maximize their functional ability. A multidisciplinary team consisting of an optometrist, rehabilitation specialist, vision therapist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, special educator etc. will be part of the clinical assessment and management. This project will be a part of the activities undertaken by the Institute for Vision Rehabilitation at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.