Children Vision Screening
What would you do if you heard there was a machine that could save the eyesight of child?
The Venice Lions began offering screenings with a machine that can detect six different anomalies in the eyes of preschool children: namely, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, pupil abnormalities, strabismus and anisometropia, all of which could lead to amblyopia (lazy eye). If uncorrected by the age of 6 or 7, the lazy eye could result in permanent reduced vision from disuse.
The Venice Lions have been visiting the preschools in our community, screening children six months to 6 years of age. Parents of children with alerts are referred to local vision care specialists.
Click here to see an Education Spotlight video produced by The Education Channel featuring the Children Screening Program.