The Suffield Lions Club is offering free vision screening at Kent Memorial Library for any child age six months and older. The screening offered by the Suffield Lions uses the Welch-Allyn SPOT Camera, a photometric process that essentially measures the shape of the eyes, designed to test for vision deficiencies that can occur between the ages of six months to six years. The vision program screens for: hyperopia “farsightedness”, myopia “nearsightedness”, astigmatism, anisometropia, and strabismus.
Most children don’t get their vision screened until they begin kindergarten and unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age seven.
The screening will be held on Friday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to noon.