Kid Sight and Vision Screening
In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions at our international convention and urged us to be the “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” Since then, Lions have become renowned worldwide for their efforts to improve sight, prevent blindness and other visual impairment, and improve eye health and eye care for millions of people around the world. District 4C4 Lions volunteers provide active and vibrant programs serving children and adults of all ages at health fairs, centers, companies, schools, and businesses. Click here to watch youtube on the benefit of Lions Vision Screening.
Purpose:To ensure all children have the opportunity to receive vision screening by Lions Clubs and to facilitate necessary follow-up care, concentrating on the ages 6 months to 6 years, to find those children with the potential for Amblyopia and those with refractive errors needing eyeglasses to see clearly because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly and succeed in school and society.
Important Documents To Download:Your district's goal is to have all documents available in English, Spanish. Tagalog, and Chinese. If you would like to help translate the packet, please email email@example.com attention PDG Mel Phillilps.
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Two Types of Vision Screener Devices:Our District Has 4 (four) Vision Screeners that Lions can check out and use in our district. Click here to check availability. This list is updated on a regular basis. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a vision screener - be sure to include your name, club name, date(s) requested, and purpose.
(1) Plusoptix Vision Screening (click here to visit their website for more information). "The purpose of a Plusoptix vision screening device is to empower primary health care providers to detect most prevalent vision disorders in children as early as possible. The earlier a vision disorder is detected the better it can be treated, and Amblyopia, i.e. a lazy eye, can be prevented. Plusoptix Vision Screeners use the measuring principle of a transillumination test. Unlike other transillumination tests (e.g. Red Reflex test), Plusoptix devices avoid glare of the patient, by using infrared light. The pupils remain large even without dilation." Click here to watch YouTube Video
Plusoptix S12 Quick Reference Guide
Plusoptix User Manual Pgs 1-30 - Includes Contents Pages, Table of Figures, Table of Screenshots Page and Manual Pages 1-30
Plusoptix User Manual Pgs 31-74 - Includes Contents Pages, Table of Figures, Table of Screenshots Page and Manual Pages 31-74
(2) Welch Allyn® Spot™ Vision Screener (click here to visit their website for more information). "Vision screening is essential for early detection and prevention of vision loss in young children. But for many schools and organizations, traditional screening methods eat up valuable time and resources. They can also miss up to 21% of school-age children who should be referred.4 That’s where the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener comes in. Now you can screen both eyes for six risk factors in just seconds, allowing for faster vision screening and higher completion rates." Click here to watch YouTube Video
DISTRICT 4-C4 VISION SCREENERS Schedule: The four vision screeners (2 Plusoptix and 2 Spot) are available for club use on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to check availability. Email email@example.com to reserve a screener - be sure to include your name, club name, date(s) requested, and purpose. For additional information, please contact Cabinet Secretary Alison Wilson at mobile (415) 640-9875.