Saving Sight for Millions of People Around the World

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" and we accepted. Today, sight programs remain one of Lions defining causes.

For nearly 100 years, Lions members have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Lions volunteer to take part in sight projects. Our district, 4 C6, is utilizing Spot Vision equipment for eye screening.

Spot Vision utilizes an infrared camera that combines auto-

refraction and video-retinoscopy. From one meter (just over a yard) away, the camera is used to take a digital photograph. The information acquired is used to automatically assess a persons vision in as little as five seconds.

The measuring principle is based on photo-retinoscopy. Infrared light is projected through the pupils onto the retina. Depending on the refractive error, the reflected light forms a specific brightness pattern within the pupil

What is screened for

Spot Vision screens for the following refractive errors and gaze analysis:

  • Astigmatism: irreqularlyy shaped corneas or lenses
  • Myopia: nearsightedness
  • Hyperopia: farsightedness
  • Anisometropia: differences between the two eyes
  • Strabismus: misalignment of the eves
  • Amblyopia: lazy eye
  • Anisocoria:pupll size anomalies

To make a reservation go to Contact Us page and request an application.


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