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The government said the school health programme which was expanded in 2012, has reached 235,515 pupils with 2,178 pupils presented with eyeglasses. The Lagos State Government has launched the secondary school eye health programme to reduce visual impairment and blinding eye conditions among students. The programme, which was launched recently at Oregun Junior High School, Ikeja, is an initiative of the state government through its blindness prevention programme to reduce the burden of childhood blindness in the state. Speaking at the launch, the state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, explained that the programme involves four main components which include; training of teachers on vision screening, installation of vision screening board, equipping of all secondary schools with vision screening kits and referrals of students with eye conditions by the blindness preventive team. The commissioner noted that the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness are