Here she is!!! Her father said she was looking at the calendar at home this morning and realized it had numbers on it for the first time!!!! Can't thank you enough!!!
The KidSight Program is making positive changes in kid's lives throughout the world. The Coventry Lions Club has been part of this change since (then) District Governor Phil Shober came to our club meeting and introduced us to his initiative - to bring KidSight to District 14P.
KidSight has become a part of the club’s community service programs for the past three years. According to PDG Phil, last year alone over two thousand pre-school children (aged 6 months to 6 years) were screened in District 14-P, which includes Berks and Chester Counties. Over a hundred of the kids were referred to an eye care professional for follow up care. The screening is provided free of charge.
Amblyopia, more commonly known as “Lazy Eye” and other more common causes of vision impairment in children can usually be treated successfully if they are identified and treated at an early age. That’s why the KidSight program visits pre-schools, childcare facilities and child centered events throughout our communities. Using a Welch Allyn Spot auto-refraction device, about the size and shape of a typical camera, our trained Lion volunteers quickly and noninvasively take a picture of each child’s eyes. The camera produces an immediate pass/fail result with indications of any eye problems that may be found. The results are printed and sent home to the parents. For children who receive a “refer” report, we strongly recommend a follow up visit to an eye care professional for an examination and any necessary treatment.
Healthy vision is essential to cognitive growth and success at school. This is especially true in the early years, when children with vision problems can fall behind their peers and become increasingly frustrated with their schooling. When a child can see better, he or she can do better in school too!