Thursday, February 12, 2009


It seems that every day we learn more and more new words in Spanish. Already today I have learnt about ambliopía - it is the weakness or diminution of sight, without organic injury to the eye.

Myopia or short sightedness is something that can occur at any stage of life but most commonly develops in childhood or adolescence. The problem is that young children may not realise that they have blurred vision.

20% of children of school age undergo problems with their sight. Poor vision can lead to children falling behind in their learning. Early detection of these visual anomalies means that they can be corrected and thus prevent them from causing problems for the child.

The City council of Bigastro has started a campaign for the early detection and correction of ambliopía in children aged 4 to 6 years. This campaign will enable corrections to be made to the vision of the children of the municipality at an early age.

Thanks to the existing agreement between the Town hall and the University Miguel Hernandez, the Fundación Jorge Alió paid a visit yesterday to the students at the Infant School 'La Paz' to test them.

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