The theme of the publicity and education month is “take good care of children’s eyes together and give them a bright future”. The purpose of the month is to further strengthen school health education, promote the implementation of the implementation plan for comprehensive prevention and control of myopia among children and adolescents, and create a publicity and education atmosphere for myopia prevention and control.
All localities and schools should focus on the theme, adjust measures to local conditions, focus on improving the awareness of eye care, strengthening myopia monitoring and intervention, improving the daily management of the school, strengthening mobile phone management, effectively promoting parents’ participation, and publicizing beneficial experience and practices. In view of the key factors affecting eyesight, effective measures and methods should be taken to make use of the spring semester Publicity and education month for myopia prevention and control was launched by the Department and schools.
The circular pointed out that all localities and schools should adhere to prevention first, publicize the importance of myopia monitoring, screening and intervention, and achieve early prevention and early detection of myopia. Schools should strictly implement the health examination system for primary and secondary school students and the vision monitoring system twice a semester, and cooperate with medical and health institutions to carry out vision screening. We should guide the primary and secondary school students and children with abnormal vision to check and correct in the medical and health institutions as soon as possible with the help of their parents, and carry out effective intervention on the primary and secondary school students with too fast progress of myopia, so as to prevent the occurrence of high myopia.
In terms of improving the daily management of schools, the notice pointed out that all localities should urge schools to conduct comprehensive self-examination, improve the visual environment, and rectify the substandard ones. Adhere to the system of eye exercises. Every class break must let the students out of the classroom activities, overlooking.
The notice stressed that the management of mobile phones should be strengthened. All localities and schools should conscientiously implement the notice of the general office of the Ministry of education on strengthening the management of primary and secondary school students’ mobile phones, publicize the harmfulness of excessive use of mobile phones by primary and secondary school students and the necessity of strengthening management, and ensure that mobile phones are not allowed to be brought into the campus or classroom. Parents should strengthen the supervision and management of children’s use of mobile phones, and guide children to treat and use mobile phones scientifically and rationally. At the same time, we should do a good job in the management of homework, sleep, reading materials and physique, guide primary and secondary school students to pay attention to the protection of eyesight, and promote the development of physical and mental health.
The notice stressed that all localities and schools should carry out eye care science popularization with rich content, various forms and strong sense of interaction. Adhere to public welfare and prohibit any unit or individual from carrying out commercial activities in the name of publicity and education month. We should make overall plans on education, health and other aspects, and work together to strengthen publicity and education on myopia prevention and control.