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The Lions Club will complete its Williston area free early childhood vision screening to identify children up to 6 years old with undetected vision loss due to Amblyopia factors (Lazy Eye) and refractive errors at the Williston Library, 10 SE 1st St., Monday, Nov. 18 from 5-7 p.m.
Amblyopia, Lazy Eye, is easy to treat, but early detection before the age of 6 is vital, as correction must take place before the age of six while a child's visual system is still developing.
The Lions have completed testing in all of Williston’s daycare centers, kindergarten and preschools over the past month. The Nov. 18 Williston Library testing of children aged 1-6 is to provide an opportunity for parents of children who may have missed the screening or were at home to have this vital early vision screening done for free.
Cedar Key Lions KidSight Chairwoman Judy Duvall said, "KidSight screening is so important, because it goes beyond the regular vision screening provided in schools. With specialized KidSight equipment that the Cedar Key Lions Club purchased, we can detect children's vision problems early, giving the child an opportunity for having a good start of going through school with their vision corrected."
"The screening itself is quick and easy. It’s as simple as taking a picture of the eyes. It takes five minutes and the life-long effect that it can have on a child's vision and quality of life is well worth our volunteer time.” said Duvall.
For more information, contact Judy Duvall at 352-507-1177