Free Vision Screening for Children Under Five at the Library

Free Project Kidsight Screening on April 14

The Rochester Hills Lions Club will be for hosting a free vision screening for children from ages six months to five years at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon in the Youth Services Section.

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Free Project Kidsight Screening on April 14

The state of the art PediaVision digital camera quickly performs a binocular test of both eyes within one second (non-invasive), and it instantly and accurately (98% accuracy rating) identifies potential vision problems. When problems are detected, our vision screener reports a “Fail” or “Refer” status, and a detailed report identifying potential problems is provided to the child’s parent or guardian for further follow-up with an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Some conditions that are screened for include Anisometropia (difference in eye strength), Astigmatism (blurred vision), Hyperopia (farsightedness), Myopia (near-sightedness), Corneal reflexes/Strabismus (asymmetric vision), and Anisocoria (unequal pupils).

If diagnosed early, 95% of vision disorders can be corrected. However, when vision problems are not detected early, a child’s vision can deteriorate to the point of irreversible blindness. Over time, treatment options diminish, and the cost of treatment increases.

If a child has received a referral through our Project KidSight for a potential vision problem, please use the “Find an Optometrist” link on the Project KidSight website to identify an optometrist in the area that specializes in working with children and accepts your vision insurance.

For financial help with your child’s eye care needs or information about eye care assistance programs in Michigan for your child, please contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at 517-373-3740 (toll free: 1-855-275-6424) or the Lions Clubs of Michigan at 517-887-6640 (toll free: 1-800-686-4556).

Rochester Hills Public Library

500 Old Towne Road

Rochester, MI 48307

 

The Rochester Hills Lions Club was chartered in October 1973. It supports the mission of Lions International and serves the Rochester Hills residents with special sight and hearing needs. They support and raise funds for Leader Dogs for The Blind, Bear Lake Camp for the Visually Impaired Youth, Penrickton Center for Blind Children and several other charities. They also collect gently used eyeglasses and hearing aids so that they can be repurposed.

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