EYECARE App – Vision Care at Elementary Schools – Working Together for Vision Health
The prevalence of consumer electronics is threatening vision health among children and worrying their parents. With guidance provided by New Taipei City Government and the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan, Far Eastern Memorial Foundation, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and Asia Eastern University of Science and Technology collaborated on the vision care program for students, developing the EYECARE app on the LINE platform. The app offers a user-friendly approach for healthcare facilities, schools and parents to document and track students’ eye exam results.
Launched on October 26, 2021, the vision care program is the fruit of collaborative efforts from the government, industry and academia. Department of Information Management of Asia Eastern University of Science and Technology joined forces with Ophthalmology Department of Far Eastern Memorial Hospital. While parents and children waited for their appointments, student volunteers promoted the program and taught them to use the app. It is anticipated that the program will help over 100,000 students in New Taipei City to improve vision health.