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VISION SCREENINGMike Martin, Marinette Lions, Bob Kleba, and Jeff Sievert of Crivitz Lions Club are shown administering a Marinette youth with the latest in eye screening the Lions Clubs do.
Area Lions Clubs Purchase First Spot Vision Screening Camera
Issue Date: March 14, 2013
For many years, sight preservation agencies have stated that 25% of school age children have an undiagnosed vision problem.
Wisconsin Prevent Blindness has encouraged elementary schools to provide vision screening for school age children. Screenings are provided in many elementary schools. School nurses usually oversee the screenings, which are conducted by PTA groups, Lions Clubs, or nursing school students, supervised by NWTC instructors.
Many of the vision problems start when children are younger than 6 years old. The conventional methods of vision screening are hard to use on small children, as many of them do not know the alphabet as yet, and have a very short attention span.
The Marinette Lions Club recently purchased the 1st Spot Vision Screening Camera in the state of Wisconsin to test the vision of children from 6 months to 6 years old.
This camera is able to take a picture of the eyes, and determine if the child is having vision problems. Many of the vision problems can be corrected at this young age, before they become a serious problem.
The camera can be used on anyone from 6 months to 100 years old.
Shortly after purchasing the Spot Vision Screening camera, Mike Martin of the Marinette Lions convinced area Lions Clubs to buy into the camera including Peshtigo, Coleman-Pound, Lena, Oconto Falls and Oconto. This will enable all of the communities to benefit from the newest technology in Vision Screening.
The six Lions Clubs listed thank area citizens for supporting fundraisers which enabled clubs to purchase this newest technology, for screening young children in area communities.
Lions clubs will provide free vision screenings to area daycares, preschools, kindergartens, both public and parochial. To date, over 260 children have been checked using the new camera. For additional information, Martin can be reached by 715-732-2826.