Vision Screenings are available free of charge during the festival in the Vision Screening trailer which is located near the stage. Screenings are available on Friday evening from 5-7 PM and Saturday from 12-7 PM .
The Lions club uses a special camera called the SPOT to photo screen for vision problems.
Photo screening is a method of vision screening designed for use with young children 6 months of age or order and all children who can not be screened by traditional methods. Yes this methodology works on both children and adults. This technology is non-invasive, a small tiny flash, which is SO tiny that it can be undetectable, the light illuminates the child’s eyes and the light reflecting from the eye is captured on a special monitor. Patterns in the light reflection can indicate the presence of vision problems.
5% of all preschool children have vision problems and many of them go undetected. Children with poor vision might not complain, and many will have no noticeable symptoms. Yet vision problems, such as lazy eye, can lead to permanent loss of vision, and even blindness. Vision develops so rapidly that screening for problems early, is our best defense against a blinding vision problem. The most important time to test for and correct lazy eye is in the preschool years when treatment is most effective –earlier is best.
80% of all learning thru age 12 is visual per the CDC, so their vision is critical to learning!
Visit the Vision Trailer and have you and your child’s eyes checked.
The Lions Club also recycles eyeglasses. Please bring your used eyeglasses to the festival!