Kids.See Preschool Vision Screening Program
Good vision is key to a child’s physical development, success in school and overall well-being. Poor vision can result in poor grades and behavioral problems. If you notice these issues with your child, it is important to schedule them for a vision screening.
Early detection of vision problems is essential.
As vision systems develop and grow, equal input from both eyes is necessary for the brain's vision center to develop normally. Uncorrected vision in childhood can lead to vision problems that cannot be corrected later in life. More than 12.1 million school-age children have some form of vision problem, yet only one in three children in America have received eye care services before the age of six.
The Lions Foundation Can Help!
A screening is used to identify a child at risk for vision problems and does not replace a comprehensive examination performed by an eye doctor. The SD Lions Foundation recommends a full eye exam at 6 months, 3 years and before entering school.
The SD Lions Foundation partners with ninety two Lions Clubs and their communities across the state. This partnership provides a collaborative, coordinated, community based strategy to care for the eye health of preschoolers.
Have a need for preschool vision screening in your community? For more information on the program, please download the brochure or call (605) 338-0551.