The Wauseon Lions Club will be offering a FREE Vision Screening at the Wauseon Public Library to kick off the library’s Summer Reading Program on June 26 from 10-noon and 5-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Children’s Room.
Children of all ages will be screened for far and near visual acuity. There will be no cost for any of these screenings. The eye-screening process takes about 10-15 minutes and will be done on a first-come, first-screened walk-in basis. No appointments are necessary. Parents will just need to sign a release form for the screening.
The free vision screening is sponsored by the Wauseon Lions Club, the Ohio Lions, and the Lions International Foundation while being recognized and approved by the Ohio Department of Health and Prevent Blindness Ohio. The program is 85%-90% effective in detecting eye problems in children in their first six years of life, even before they can read an eye chart. Eye problems are often easily corrected if caught at an early age, making preschool vision screening a priority for the Wauseon Lions Club.
The vision screenings are conducted in three general areas. The first is observation of a child’s eye appearance at the time of the vision screening. The second area of testing, and the center piece of the program, is the Welsh-Allyn SureSight auto refractor vision acuity test and machine. The final portion of the screening is a stereopsis test.
For more information on the free Vision Screening or the Wauseon Lions Club, log onto the club web site at e-clubhouse.org/sites/wauseon/ or call the Wauseon Public Library at 419-335-6626.