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Free Vision Screening for Children

Free Vision Screening for Children In-Person

Sponsored by the Hilton Lions Club

This event is open to children ages 6 months to 12 years

This event will focus on eye screenings for children as the settings for the machine are different for adults. Thank you for understanding. 

Eighty percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. The first step to prevention is awareness. The second is early detection through vision screening. Around the world, Lions partner with medical professionals and community leaders to screen young children, primary school students, and adults to identify those at risk for vision loss. The venue for Lions’ vision screenings varies from schools, to workplaces, to community health fairs, and the screening methods depend upon the age group. But the results are always the same. Early identification leads to timely referral, professional treatment, and improved or restored sight.

    The spot camera screens both eyes at once from a nonthreatening 3-foot distance. The screening starts with a single touch to the camera, which initiates the capture of results for both eyes in seconds. The older Snellen Chart test would take an average of six minutes to complete. Within seconds, with the Spot Vision Screener, the on-screen data results can be shared or printed. The information can then be passed on and shared with eye care specialists and doctors to receive appropriate care for the patient.

    This camera is a specialized portable handheld device designed to help Lions quickly and easily detect vision issues on patients from 6 months of age through adult. Spot Vision Screener technology is changing the way routine vision screening is done.

    The Spot Vision Screener can screen for and detect six amblyopic risk factors -- amblyopia causes decreased vision in one or sometimes both eyes because the eye and the brain are not working together properly -- in children as young as 6 months through adults. It detects:

Myopia (nearsightedness)
Hyperopia (farsightedness)
Astigmatism (blurred vision)
Anisometropia (unequal refractive power)
Strabismus (eye misalignment)
Anisocoria (unequal pupil size)

    This camera provides an automated, objective vision screening that reduces the risk of missing pre-amblyopic and amblyopic risk factors in children and adults.

    More than 12 million school-age children in the United States have some form of vision problem, yet only one in three have received eye care services before age 6. Many vision problems run the risk of becoming permanent if not corrected by age 7, when the eye reaches full maturity. Vision also plays an important role in education. According to educational experts, 80 percent of learning is visual.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Parma - Meeting Room
Parma Public Library
  All Ages     Babies     Children/Kids     Toddlers     Tweens  
  Adult     Community     Kid Programs  


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