As a free service the Lions Clubs of Middlebury and Vergennes will be holding KidSight vision screenings throughout all of Addison County this October.
More than 12 million school-age children in the United States have some form of vision problem. Many vision problems run the risk of becoming permanent if not corrected by age seven, when the eye reaches full maturity. Vision also plays an important role in education. With just minutes of training, a volunteer can learn to screen vision. The screening device used in KidSight does all the work for you. The screening device, a Welch Allyn Spot vision camera, detects risk factors for amblyopia, such as strabismus, refractive errors, unequal vision, and potentially even more serious issues. If a child receives a referral for a full eye exam they can ask the Lions Club for financial assistance if needed.
Call 802.388.2811 to volunteer! View the current schedule on the Middlebury Lions Club website.
Thanks to our colleagues at the Center for Community Engagement for sharing this with us!