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A MOVIE ABOUT THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND THEIR ABILITIES USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Gretchen Birkle at eye screening activity, May 19 Second training workshop for special educators in Skopje, June 7

A MOVIE ABOUT THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND THEIR ABILITIES

This video produced by CwVIP, is an untold story of hundreds of visually impaired persons of Macedonia who challenge themselves and their communities, by keeping engaged in lots of activities and programs. Check it out.

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USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Gretchen Birkle at eye screening activity, May 19

On May 19, 2018 the USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project conducted an eyes screening activity at the Skopje City Mall – Cafe Trend. The event was attended by USAID  Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, Ms.Gretchen…

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Second training workshop for special educators in Skopje, June 7

On June 7, 2018 the Children with Visual Impairments (CwVI) Project organized a workshop for over 25 special educators on topics related to working with students with visual impairments and their inclusion in mainstream education. All participants ar…

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Eyes-screening activity at the kindergarten “13th November” - main facility in Skopje – August 15

On August 15, 2018 vision screening activity was held at the kindergarten “13th November” – main facility.
92 children of ages between 2 to 6 years old were screened and 24 of them were referred for further eye checkup. Additionally, a Lions Eye Health Program (LEHP) presentation was held for the kindergarten staff to raise awareness for early detection and prevention of eye diseases.
The USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project through the eye-screening campaign detects and pre…

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What equipment do we use to examine children's sight?

Detection and prevention of eye diseases at an early stage is one of the objectives of the USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project. The CwVIP team conducts eye-screening campaign by using a mobile binocular refractometer and visual analyzer (see photos) which measures refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism), sight anomalies (anisometropia, anisocoria, strabismus, and phoria), pupil parameters (pupil size, pupil distance, head tilt) and dynamic pupil response to pro…

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Eyes-screening activity at the kindergarten “13th November - Park” in Skopje – August 9

On August 9, 2018 a vision screening activity was held at the kindergarten “13th November – Park”. 80 children of ages between 2 to 6 years old were screened and 3 of them were referred for further eye checkup.

The USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project through the eye-screening campaign detects and prevents eye diseases among children in all kindergartens and early grades of primary school in the territory of Macedonia.

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Why we screen vision of young children?

Vision problems have a profound effect on a child’s development including schooling and day-to-day activities. Most children would accept vision problems and adapt to their poor vision, as they believe everyone sees the world like they do. The USAID and LCIF Children with Visual Impairments Project does vision screening of children before starting school in kindergartens and in early grades of primary school.

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Tiffany glass creative workshop for visually impaired

Visually impaired beneficiaries of the USAID and LCIF Children with visual impairments Project (CwVIP) create artwork with tiffany glass and fusion glass, as part of regular creative workshops. CwVIP works with over 300 visually impaired persons with various activities and helps prevent blindness in Macedonia among young population.

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