Helping young children see their way to a brighter future

Often times, young children do not know how to properly communicate that they are having trouble seeing.

Many times, they may not even realize they aren’t seeing as well as they should be...which is why the group Lions Club International has made it their mission for many years to offer free eye screenings for children between the ages of six months and six years through the Lions KidSight USA program. The Eagle Grove club is proud to be a part of serving the children in our community.

Volunteers of the Eagle Grove Lions Club spent a couple days last week at Eagle Grove Elementary, testing the eyes of all the preschool and kindergarten students right on location for all parents who wished to have their child’s eyes screened. They use a special camera that takes pictures of the eyes in two different directions. Those images are then forwarded on to Lions KidSight in Coralville where it is examined for any possible problems with the eyes. But it doesn’t stop there. Lions KidSight and the local Lions members and the school nurse follow up on whether or not a child diagnosed with a problem has been seen by an eye doctor.

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