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.