In an effort to enlighten university students and the larger Ruiru community on the benefits of healthy living, Zetech University partnered with Lions Sightfirst Eye Hospital to host a free medical camp at the varsity main campus grounds along Thika Road.
The team, enlisted by the Dean of Student Affairs office to provide the service to the hundreds of students and faculty members, camped at the in house clinic and provide several checks up and provided counseling on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The Diabetes screening involved blood tests, Body Mass Index (BMI) blood pressure as well as education on the management of the condition. They rallied the students to identify and reflect on the feeding and exercise regimes and to determine what paths to follow to achieve a well balanced life.
“This is the best time to have the students check on their health status, and determine what avenues to pursue in managing their lifestyles,” said Elizabeth Muhia, Dean of Student Affairs. She further lauded the Lions team for including the university in the countrywide campaign to rally Kenyans to know their health status and take care of their bodies.
The one day session also included an engaging eye screening check up that saw the learners examine their eyesight capabilities and gain free advice on eye care. The team encouraged participants to take time to evaluate their lifestyles in order to effectively manage their health and highlighted some tips on eye healthcare as shared below:
1. Eat Right :
Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Foods such as green leafy vegetables like spinach, sukuma wiki etc can go a long way; in addition, eat fish, eggs, nuts as well as citrus fruits such as oranges,
2. Look Away from the Computer Screen :
Staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can cause your eyes to strain, blurry vision, dry eyes as well as headaches. To protect your eyes, take several breaks from your screen and if the strain persists, talk to a doctor,
3. See a Doctor :
Even if you’re not among the percentage of Kenyans who need corrective eyewear, experts recommend that all adults get a comprehensive eye exam early in life to ensure you stay healthy.
Indeed the camp was a worthy cause that achieved the objective of sensitizing Kenyans to adopt healthy living,