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:
Far Sightedness )
Myopia (Near Sightedness )
Anisometropia ( Amblyopia )
Opacities ( Cataracts and other
Strabismus ( Crossed eyes )
Astigmatism ( Refractive errors )
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.
3-5% of children tested are referred for
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
Lions working with the cooperation of
Dexter Family Eye Center
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.
may be dropped off at the following locations.