Guidelines for School Eye Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Health, including visual health is inextricably linked to school achievement, quality of life, and economic productivity. Health education in the school setting is of fundamental importance as in acquiring and building knowledge of child and adolescent health, the values, abilities, skills and practices necessary for a healthy life are acquired.

These best practice guidelines were developed by IMPACT-EMR, EMR-IAPB, Prevention of Blindness Union (PBU) and WHO-EMRO offices in 2009 for health care authorities, educational authorities developing eye care programmes at the school, health planners, eye care delivery organizations and professionals.