Free vision screening set in Lockridge
LOCKRIDGE — Free vision screening will be offered to children by Lockridge Lions Club from 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 25 at Signs and Wonders in Lockridge.
Screenings are in conjunction with Iowa KidSight, under the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Vision screening provides instant photographs of a child’s eyes to determine the presence of eye disorders, including far and near sightedness, astigmatism, anisometropia (unequal refractive power), strabismus (misaligned eyes) and medical opacities, such as cataracts.
No physical contact is made with a child, and no eye drops are used during the vision screening.
The screening is about 85 to 90 percent effective in detecting problems that can cause reduced vision.
Participation is voluntary.
Children between the age of 6 months and 48 months will be screened. Younger children will not be screened.
Older children can be screened, but there are other tests available that are designed for the verbal child who can communicate specific vision problems.
No child will be screened without a signed and completed consent form. Each individual child needs his or her own consent form.
For information, call Larry Messer at 319-636-3600 or Wayne Diers at 319-696-2171.