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Lockridge Lions providing free vision screening

Jun 21, 2017

LOCKRIDGE – Lockridge Lions Club is offering free vision screening to children from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Lockridge City Hall.

Screenings are in conjunction with Iowa KidSight, under the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The vision screening provide instant photographs of a child’s eyes to determine the presence of eye disorders, including far- and near-sightedness, astigmatism, anisometropia (unequal refractive power), stabismus (misaligned eyes), and medial opacities (cataracts.

The screening is approximately 85 to 90 percent effective in detecting problems that can cause reduced vision.

No physical contact is made with a child, and no eye drops are used during the vision screening.

As of the 2015-16 school year, children entering kindergarten must provide proof of screening.

Participating in the KidSight screening is voluntary. Children between the age of 6 months through kindergartners will be screened. Older children can be screened, however, there are other tests available designed for the verbal child who can communicate specific vision problems.

No child will be screened without a signed and completed consent form. Each child needs his or her own consent form.

For information about the Lockridge Lions KidSight screening, call Judy Warning at 319-696-2196.

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