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Vision screening for children

Jun 12, 2014

Free vision screening will be offered to children by the Lockridge Lions Club on June 25, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Signs and Wonders, 101 W. Main, Lockridge, Iowa.
Screenings are in conjunction with Iowa KidSight, under the Department of Ophtalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa and Clinics.
Vision screening provides instant photographs of a child’s eyes to determine the presence of eye disorders including far and near sightedness, astigmatism, anisometropia, (unequal refractive power), strabismus (misaligned eyes) and medial opacities (e.g. cataracts).
No physical contact is made with the child and no eye drops are used during the vision screening.
This screening is approximately 85 to 90 percent effective in detecting problems that can cause reduced vision.
Participation is voluntary. Children between the age of six and 48 months will be screened. Children who are younger will not be screened.
Children who are older can be screened, however, there are other tests available that are designed for the verbal child who can communicate specific vision problems.
No child will be screened without a signed and completed consent form.
Each individual child needs his/her own consent form. If you have questions, please contact Larry Messer at 319-636-3600 or Wayne Diers at 319-696-2171.

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