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Norwalk Lions Club Scheduling Vision- Screening

Posted October 26, 2012 in Community Web Exclusives, Norwalk

The Norwalk Lions Club is currently scheduling Iowa Kid Sight vision-screening sessions with area daycare, pre-school, head start schools. Iowa Kid Sight is a vision-screening project where Lions Club Volunteers organize and conduct vision- screening sessions in local communities. The results are interpreted by trained staff in the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and returned to parents. This voluntary program is available to children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old. Children who attend a public school are evaluated with more specific testing. The screening is free and there is no cost to the parent or to the daycare provider.

The first few years of a child’s life are critical in the development of good vision. A child’s vision should be checked for conditions such as; misaligned eyes, cataracts, and problems that need correction with glasses.

The screening is as simple as having the child’s picture taken by local Lions Club Volunteers. The picture is then evaluated by specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Parents will receive the results in two to four weeks after the screening. Parents are required to complete a consent form prior to the screening.

The screenings can be performed in the home or the school where the child attends. For further information or to obtain the application brochure and consent form please contact any of the following members of the Norwalk Lions Club:

Jim Cain  981-0432

Mary Cain  981-0432

-Linda Bussonmas 979-8757

-David Lester 981-4967

-John Dugenais  971-6847

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