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posted: Thu, Nov 20th, 2014
Lions Club sponsors vision screening
About 250 students were recently tested for vision problems through a comprehensive screening that was sponsored by the Mount Olive Lions Club
The screening was held for students in grades 2–4 who are most at-risk for developing early vision issues. Also included were about a dozen students referred by teachers and kindergarteners that did not receive eye exams before the school year began.
Parents and Lions Club volunteers staffed tables that were set up in the gym. Each station tested a particular ability such as reading acuity, distance vision, near vision, and depth perception.
Students moved from station to station completing the various tests. If a student experienced difficulty at any stage along the way, a letter was sent home to the student’s parents recommending a thorough examination.
Dr. Jeanine Jacco-Labrada, an optometrist from Flanders Family Eye Care, and school nurse Patricia Dauer coordinated the screening.
The Mount Olive Lions Club has sponsored the screening every year in all of the district’s elementary schools for more than 15 years.
A comprehensive vision exam by an eye care specialist is strongly recommended for all students who enter kindergarten – the most critical time to catch vision problems that may impact learning.
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