Hospital opens later eye clinic for children

2021-01-04    Shanghai Daily (SHINE)

Shanghai Ai’er Eye Hospital is offering an after-hours clinic for students seeking to have their eyesight tested or who want to purchase glasses or myopia-renovation lenses or have them checked.

Myopia, or short sight, is a problem for many Chinese children and minors, with an incidence of 53.6 percent.

“Many children don’t have time for follow-up checks or to change to appropriate glasses due to their busy study,” said Li Qiuming, CEO of the hospital. 

Li said there were so many patients at weekends that the hospital decided it would be more convenient for patients to open a clinic at night, and also relieve the pressure at weekends.