The Gloucester Lions Club conducted its first pre-school vision screening October 31 – November 4, 2011. The club used a PediaVision Screener to test vision at five Gloucester childcare/preschool facilities. During the week 173 children were screened, 19 of whom were referred to eye care professionals. PediaVision is powered by sophisticated technology that quickly detects the indication of the following vision issues: Near-sightedness (myopia), Far-sightedness (hyperopia), Unequal refractive power (anisometropia), Blurred vision/eye structure problem (astigmatism), Pupil size deviations (anisocoria), Amblyopia (lazy eye), and Eye misalignment (strabismus). From left to right are unknown student, Lion John Ritter, and Lion Donald Malkemus.
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