When six-year-old Piu began experiencing painful watery, red eyes, blurred vision and headaches, her mother, Sathi, and father, Dipongok, were understandably worried.
“I felt sad that others could read and write in class while my child was unable to do that,” Sathi says.
Piu, who lives with her parents and four-year-old brother in Bangladesh, began losing interest in her studies.
Anxious and helpless, Piu’s parents feared what their daughter’s future might look like.
During a community screening at Piu’s school, our local health workers referred her to a vision centre less than a kilometre from her home, where she received prescription eyeglasses and medication for her eyes.
With Piu’s vision restored, her parents say they no longer worry about her future and are confident their daughter will thrive at school.