Lion's Vision Screening
Lions International Vision Screening
Each year, the Lions screen Riggins Elementary students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades.
Eighty percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. The first step to prevention is awareness. The second is early detection through vision screening. Around the world, Lions partner with medical professionals and community leaders to screen young children, primary school students, and adults to identify those at risk for vision loss. The venue for Lions’ vision screenings varies from schools, to workplaces, to community health fairs, and the screening methods depend upon the age group. But the results are always the same. Early identification leads to timely referral, professional treatment, and improved or restored sight.
Monday, Nov. 8th, 1-4pm
133 Main Ave. North
For students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade
-identifies those who may have vision problems requiring comprehensive follow-up by eye care professionals
If you would NOT like your child screened, please let your child's teacher know.
Signs of possible eye problems in children
A child may not tell you that he or she has a vision problem because they may think the way they see is the way everyone sees.
What do your child's eyes look like?
» Eyes don't line up; one eye appears crossed or looks out
» Eyelids are red-rimmed, crusted or swollen
» Eyes are watery or red (inflamed)
How does your child act?
» Rubs eyes a lot
» Closes or covers one eye
» Tilts head or thrusts head forward
» Has trouble reading or doing other close-up work, or holds objects close to eyes to see
» Blinks more than usual or seems cranky when doing close-up work
» Things are blurry or hard to see
» Squints eyes or frowns
What does your child say?
» "My eyes are itchy," "my eyes are burning," "my eyes feel scratchy," or "I can't see very well"
» After doing close-up work, your child says, "I feel dizzy," "I have a headache," or "I feel sick/ nauseous"
» "Everything looks blurry," or "I see double"
» Remember, a child may still have an eye problem even if he or she does not complain or has not shown any unusual signs.