Do You See What I See? Kindergarteners’ sight the Lions’ focus

COLUMN LIONS KathyFox & JamesPriest

Kindergarten student James Priest looks into the computer-based “camera,” operated by Millsboro Lion Kathy Fox.

MILLSBORO – One of the most important service projects of the Millsboro Lions is eye screening of kindergarten children at the elementary schools in Millsboro and Long Neck.

COLUMN LIONS Buck Godwin & Jessica Farrera-Juarez

Jessica Farrera-Juarez takes the depth perception test under guidance of Millsboro Lion Buck Godwin.

This year, over 275 children were checked to help ensure they see well enough to learn in school.

The device used by the Lions helps determine if a person has any “refractive” errors – such as Astigmatism (irregularly shaped corneas or lenses), Myopia (nearsightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness), and Anisometropia (differences between the two eyes).  After the screenings, notices went home to parents/guardians stating whether a visit to an eye doctor was recommended.

The Millsboro Lions Club also helps the family if financial support is needed.

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