The Kanti Velugu initiative is working to prevent eye problems in the state. They have conducted eye tests on 1.42 crore people and given reading glasses to 20,69,000 people. The goal is for nearly 2 crore people to have eye tests by June 15. The initiative is happening in 10,285 Gram Panchayat wards and 3221 Municipal wards. The first phase of the initiative started in August 2018 and lasted for eight months, during which 1.50 crore individuals had eye tests and 50 lakh spectacles were given to eligible people.
In the second phase, which has been going on for 74 days, 82% of eligible individuals have had eye tests. The goal is to finish the initiative in 100 working days. The government is also making sure that other health care facilities in government hospitals are available while Kanti Velugu is happening. Public representatives from various departments are participating in the program. Quality control teams at the state and district level are monitoring the program.
Reading glasses are being given to many people with near-sightedness who are over the age of 40. Vitamin A, D, and B complex tablets are being distributed to people with eye problems. People over the age of 50 mostly have cataracts. Medical staff are communicating treatment information to those who need surgery through phone calls. Doctors are giving advice and instructions to those who have already had surgery and have other problems.