For almost 20 years, the NABA has offered vision screenings for children age 18 months to six years old through a free program called KidSight. Screening programs can be held at pre-schools, daycares, kindergartens, as well as special events and health fairs in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Schenectady, and Saratoga counties. Many screenings are done in collaboration with local Lions Clubs through the NY Lions SEE Program and Lions KidSight USA.
The goal of the program is to identify early vision problems that can ultimately effect early learning and development. Early detection is key to preventing future vision loss and potential blindness.
|Did you know that 62% of American children have never received a complete eye examination? And that one in every twenty under age five suffers from a serious vison problem that could lead to blindness?|
The screening process is non-invasive and as easy as taking a picture of the child’s eyes in a darkened room. The SPOT™ camera can identify disorders like a refractive error such as hyperopia (farsightness) and myopia (nearsightedness), as well as amblyopia (lazy eye), misalignment (strabismus), aniscoria (pupil deviation) anisometropia or astigmatism.
The SPOT™ camera takes a picture of the eye’s fundus or retinal reflex and returns a result in about 30 seconds providing a printable report that can be presented to an eye care professional.
A minimum of fifteen children is requested with no maximum required to schedule a KidSight screening.
Read a parent’s testimonial by clicking the picture of David smiling in his new glasses. Picture to the left.
Thank you to our Lions Club partners!
For more information, please contact:
Kathryn Miklowitz B.S., LPN
518.463.1211 ext. 227