KidSight is a free vision-screening program where Lions Club volunteers throughout Colorado conduct vision-screening sessions at preschools, other early childhood centers, and health fairs. the program is designed for children ages three through six.
The first few years of a child's life are critical in the development of good vision. Preschoolers should have their vision checked for eyeglasses. These problems are not always evident by simply looking at a child. Young children often compensate for vision problems so well that parents, teachers, and pediatricians are unaware of a problem. By the time a child is old enough to be in primary grades, many of these common vision-robbing conditions can no longer be effectively treated. Amblyopia can develop when an undetected vision problem goes untreated during a child's formative years.
The Denver Lions screen over 4,000 kids a year with about 12% having undiagnosed vision problems. To learn more about KidSight, contact Fletcher Brown at (303) 619-8486. For more information about KidSight, please view the following document: What is Kidsight?