A sight saving procedure no more evasive then taking a photograph!
Prevent Vision Loss ~ Get Your Child Tested:
☄ Truly a Wonderful Program... The Preschool Vision Screening Exam that the Lions Club offers for free to the community is another example of Lion Club International commitment to fighting blindness. Many children enter the school system with undetected vision issues. These children are at a definite leaning disadvantage and/or at risk of serious vision loss. Detecting defects early generally means less invasive treatment and/or loss of vision.
☆ These eye screenings are capable of detecting a number of eye defect conditions such as; Amblyopia or "lazy eye," which is the most common cause of visual impairment in childhood, can be caused by any condition that affects normal vision development or eye movement such as: strabismus (esotropia where eyes turn in or exotropia where eyes turn out); myopia or nearsightedness; hyperopia or arsightedness; cataracts; astigmatism; anisometropia (refractive errors differ in each eye); anisocoria (pupil sizes are different); coloboma (a gap in part of the structures of the eye); and ptosis (drooping eye lid).
☄ Basically, the procedure only requires taking a photograph of the child's eyes with a very sophisticated hand held computerized vision testing device -- which then analyzes the image for a multitude of possible vision abnormalities. A hard copy of the analysis is then printed for the parent -- recommending any need for a follow-up interpretation/examination with an optometrist.
☄ Most kids enjoy having their picture taken and our volunteers do everything they can to make it fun. Parents can help volunteers working with a child who might be a little apprehensive by having a discussion before hand and making sure they know the process of taking the photo is being preformed with your permission. If you are present at the screening -- we welcome you to seat younger children on your lap during the test or any other suggestions you might have to put your child more at ease.
CT Lions Club Pediatric Eye Screenings Schedule:
Lions Cub Members will be present at local schools and community events giving eye examinations. These are very important examinations (often overlooked) for identifying early warning signs of eye disease that may be reversible if caught at an early age.
Note: If your child's school has not announced date(s) for eye screenings... please ask your child's school administrator to contact us to schedule FREE eye screenings hosted by the Lions Club at their location [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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