Recently the Las Animas and Cheraw Lion’s Club collaborated to do vision screenings on all Pre-K through Sixth grade students in the Las Animas School District.

“Lions KidSight USA Foundation is a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children, concentrating on kids aged 6 months through 6 years, but screening through grade 12 where possible,” according to lionskidsightusa.org

The program provides a non-invasive, free vision screening test for young children in the Las Animas School District. The test requires no medication or preparation and is painless for the kids.

After the screening parents can expect a letter containing any concerns or problems revealed in the test.

The test screens for hyperopia; which is better known as far-sightedness, near-sightedness, astigmatism; which is where the cornea has an abnormal curve which causes vision to be out of focus, Anisometropia; which affects the development of binocular vision and strabismus; when the eyes are not directed to an object simultaneously.

To learn more about Lions KidSight you can visit lionskidsightusa.org.

jconlan@ljtdmail.com