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India Vision Institute to distribute spectacles to Madurai Central Prison inmates, police personnel


India Vision Institute to distribute spectacles to Madurai Central Prison inmates, police personnel

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): At least 217 prison inmates and 72 police staff of the Madurai Central Prison will receive free spectacles from the India Vision Institute. Earlier IVI screened 538 men and women in the prison.

A total of 304 spectacles are to be distributed. Fifteen spectacles will be distributed in mid-January.

The CEO of IVI, Vinod Daniel, acknowledged the support of Mr. Saravanan and Mr.

Manikandan from Krishna Eye Care, who partnered with IVI to conduct the screening. He also added that studies in the USA have highlighted that 70 percent of juvenile offenders do have undiagnosed vision problems.

The Madurai initiative is our way of reaching out to prisons and their inmates. IVI also acknowledged the support of Essilor Vision Foundation for providing free spectacles and the Krupa Foundation for coordinating logistics aspects of the campaign.

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