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Middlebury Lions Provide Free Vision Screening for Young Children

 

 

More than 12 million school-age children in the United States have some form of vision problem, yet only one in three have received eye care services before age six.1 Many vision problems run the risk of becoming permanent if not corrected by age seven, when the eye reaches full maturity. Vision also plays an important role in education. According to educational experts, 80 percent of learning is visual.

Early screening leads to early detection, which helps ensure that children get the follow-up care they need.  We want to make sure that correctible vision problems don’t stand in the way of our children learning and seeing the world clearly.

For more information on coordinating a screening event contact MiddleburyLionsClub@yahoo.com  We would be happy to schedule a screening event near you.  If you would like to volunteer for training to become a vision screener contact us as well.

Screening events are part of a nationwide initiative called Lions KidSight USA, a national coalition that brings together Lions programs that screen children from 6 months to 6 years of age. KidSight USA was developed by Lions in the U.S. to protect the eye health of America’s children in their early years. Lions in the U.S. currently screen more than 500,000 children per year. Learn more about Lions KidSight USA at KidSightUSA.org.

To learn more about our vision screening device visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D2HLxnaoio 

To watch an emotional success story visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU6yjUOnzro (kleenex recommended).

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