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World Sight Day with The Woodlands Lions Club

October 8, 2020 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

👀👓World Sight Day Thursday, October 8th
Join us for “Happy to see” art projects in the Muse. The Woodlands Lions Club will be offering free vision screenings from 10am-1pm and will accept donations of used eyeglasses.
The Woodlands Lions Club, in partnership with The Woodlands Children’s Museum, will provide free eye screening for children attending the World Sight Day event at the Museum on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.
Lions KidSight USA is a nationwide program that safeguards the vision of children 6 months through 6 years. According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. So if children can’t see well, it is much more difficult for them to learn efficiently. Yet most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school. By then, it may already be too late. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7. Lions KidSight USA is a national coalition that brings together Lions programs that screen preschool and school age kids. Our mission is to ensure eye screenings and follow-up care are given to all kids.
The Need Is Real! About 7-15% of kids screened – nearly 4 million – will be referred for a follow-up exam by an eye-care professional. Approximately 5% of all children in this age group will have amblyopia, a treatable disorder that can result in permanently reduced vision when not addressed by an early age. The screening devices detect risk factors for amblyopia, such as strabismus (eyes that cross or wander out), refractive errors and unequal vision between the two eyes, and potentially even more serious issues such as cataracts and eye cancer. For any child needing a referral, it will be recommended that the parents or guardian take the child to an eye care practitioner. The Lions will follow up to be sure the children get the care they need.
For more details about the KidSight program or to schedule a youth vision screening event for your organization, please contact Karen Moore, Club Secretary at:
The Woodlands Lions Club currently meets online the second and fourth Thursday of the month. For more information or to get involved with The Woodlands Lions Club, visit their Web site at: www.TheWoodlandsLionsclub.org


October 8, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm