On the occasion of World Sight Day, October 13, the Bulgarian Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Ophthalmogenetics, the Bulgarian Medical Union, the Clinic for Eye Diseases of UMBAL "Alexandrovska" in partnership with the charity initiative "Bulgarian Christmas" are organizing a free eye screening for children in pre-school age (4-6 years) and to people of retirement age who have not been diagnosed with a vision problem. 

Examinations for children will be carried out in the children's eye office of UMBAL "Aleksandrovska", every Friday between 2 and 5 p.m., after prior registration by phone: 02/9230 234 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Examinations include: determination of visual acuity, examination of refraction (diopters) and color vision, BNR explains.

Over 10% of children in Bulgaria have some kind of eye problem, most often the need for glasses.

The decrease in vision at the age of 4-6 years may be the result of the so-called

"lazy eye" (amblyopia), which is found in 5% of all children, and in most cases there are no external manifestations.

For this, regular preventive examinations are particularly important. 

Examinations for adults will take place in the eye office of the "Alexandrovska" DCC, every Thursday from 14:00 to 17:00, after prior registration by phone: 02/9230 295 from 09:00 to 14:00.

Examinations include: vision examination, measurement of intraocular pressure, biomicroscopy (a non-invasive method of examining the anterior eye segment of the eye with a biomicroscope) and ophthalmoscopy (examination of the fundus (the condition of the retina and optic nerve) and the vitreous body. It is performed with an ophthalmoscope , after preliminary dilation of the pupil). 

The most common diseases causing vision loss in adults are: cataract (inner curtain);

glaucoma and increased intraocular pressure;

age-related macular degeneration;

diabetic retinopathy. 

All adults and children found to have a problem will be referred for further testing and treatment. 

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