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Vision Screening

SC Lions Vision Screening

It is a widely accepted principle that 80% of learning is visual. Children that don’t see well have more difficulty learning and unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age seven. Therefore, to maximize performance in and out of the classroom, it’s essential to identify and correct any vision problems at an early age. The most common vision screening tool is the eye chart that screens for binocular and monocular visual acuity (the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance). The eye chart does not detect other important vision abnormalities particularly astigmatism, or conditions associated with amblyopia. Vision screening with one of the touchless, digital screening devices has been shown to detect many eye impairments as early as six months old.

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Vision Problems



Lions Screen Children to Find Conditions That Can Be Corrected!

SC Lions use the Hillrom Welch Allyn SPOT and the Plusoptix devices to screen children as young as 6 months old. Both devices will screen for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, detect risk factors for amblyopia, refractive errors, and unequal vision between the two eyes, and potentially even more serious issues such as cataracts and eye cancer. Both devices are highly rated, and partner with the Lions International KidSight USA Program.

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