Lions Clubs can screen eyes for disease

The Richmond County Lions Clubs now have the ability to screen children’s eyes for disease or irregularities.

Submitted photo Lion Phil Bradley, Preschool Director Cindy Bostick, Lion Kristen Cook, Lion Winfred Pence, Lion Harvey Auman and hidden among the children is Lion Keri Cook, coordinator.

Submitted photo
Lion Phil Bradley, Preschool Director Cindy Bostick, Lion Kristen Cook, Lion Winfred Pence, Lion Harvey Auman and hidden among the children is Lion Keri Cook, coordinator.

The new Pedi Vision Spot Machine screens eyes for people from birth to 12 years old. All three Lions Clubs in the county purchased this machine to help prevent and recognize issues due to eye problems, not vision.  Roberdel Baptist Preschool children were the first in the county to be screened. There, 42 children were screened in 35 minutes, with only one referral recommended.

The Lions Clubs have all been cleared and will begin in the public schools for 2015. The screening is set to screen pre-kindergarten and second grade.

For more information contact Keri Cook 910-895-1112.

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  • victoria smith

    will ever student be screened or just certain grade levels ?

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