Expert Urges Periodic  Eye Checks to Prevent Permanent Damage 

The Chief Operating Officer, Eyemasters Group, Motunrayo Abolarin has urged Nigerians to undertake periodic eye check-up as a way to curb the growing cases of eye related infections and diseases. Abolarin gave this charge during the commissioning of Eye Clinic at the Polytechnic, Ibadan Health Centre. She said a lot of people, in spite of growing awareness on glaucoma, do not have their eyes checked regularly.

 “Glaucoma is called the silent thief and a lot of people don't know this because most of the time glaucoma do not have any symptoms that is why we are promoting periodic eye check, be it an adult or children. Sometimes children perform badly at school, not because they are not brilliant, but because they have poor sight.

“As a result, it is critical that people at risk of glaucoma have their eyes examined regularly for early detection and offered treatment to prevent further loss of sight,” she said.

The Chief Operating Officer expressed optimism that with the eye care facility now available at the Clinic, maximum health care is assured for the staff and students of the institution.

In his remarks at the commissioning of the Eye Clinic, the Chairman Governing Council of the Institution, Prof Kunle  Akinyemi noted that they partnered with Eye masters Group to improve the quality of life of the students and staff through healthy living, urged them to take advantage of the services provided at the eye facility.

The Rector of Institution, Prof Kazeem  Adekunle Adebiyi who commended the Governing Council of the Institution and the Medical Experts for providing basic health care and welfare facilities noted that the eye care facility is a very important addition to the list.

The commissioning was attended by Members of the Governing Council which includes: Hon. Taoheed Abiola Ayorinde, Alhaji Bola Akinyemi, Ayaba Moji Adeyemi, Mr Ajibola Oyetunde and Mrs Adetola Oyin-Adejobi.

Also present were Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale (Registrar/ Secretary to Council),Mr Olawole Adebayo Ojetola((Bursar), Dr Ogunsina (Acting Director of Medical Services)Mrs Folasade Yoloye   (Deputy Registrar, Council Affairs) among other dignitaries.

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