Dexter Lions Club

PO Box 102      Dexter, Mich. 48130    dexterlions@gmail.com

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At the 1925 international convention at Cedar Point in Ohio, Helen Keller addressed the delegates and charged them with being "Knights of the Blind". Since that time, sight conservation has been the primary mission of the Lions Club both locally and international.
The KIDSIGHT outreach program is a screening program for pre-school children ages 18 months to 4 years old. The purpose of the program is to identify, as early as possible, six major pediatric eye problems:
Hyperopia ( Far Sightedness )      Myopia (Near Sightedness )     Anisometropia ( Amblyopia )

Media Opacities ( Cataracts and other occlusions )        Strabismus ( Crossed eyes )       Astigmatism ( Refractive errors )
The screening is done using a special camera. this camera uses Polaroid film, and takes a picture of the child's eye. The photograph is then sent out to be evaluated by a medical professional and a report is sent to the parents.
Approximately 3-5% of children tested are referred for treatment.

How it works is:

 The Lions will take a photo using a special camera of the child's eyes and then send the photo to an Eye Doctor for evaluation, after the evaluation you will be contacted by the Doctor as to whether your child needs to be seen by an Optometrist or to say all looks good.

The Dexter Lions working with the cooperation of Dexter Family Eye Center and Main Street Optometry are helping out individuals in need to be fitted with eye glasses.

The schools seem to be the main source of recognizing  the students in need of assistance.

Eye glasses that are no longer used or needed are collected and sent to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers that are located throughout the world.  The used eyeglasses are cleaned, repaired and sorted by prescription and are then distributed to those in need by Lion volunteers in developing countries.  
 Visit Eyeglass Recycling to see the journey of a pair of glasses.

Eye Glasses may be dropped off at the following locations.

Dexter Family Eye Center           Main Street Optometry          PNC Bank  ( front entrance )               Dexter Family Medicine

 
 

Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled

 
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