Lions Club conducts annual vision screening

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This is the fifth year that the Granby Lions have checked the eyesight of young children in Granby. Of the 728 children the Lions checked in October, 40 needed to see an eye doctor. This percentage of referrals improved this year. Screening includes four daycare centers, preschool, kindergarten and first grade at Kelly Lane School, and third, fourth and fifth grades at Wells Road School.

Caption At Wells Road School, from l.: Jodi French, school nurse; with Lions eye screeners Stan Walczewski, Steve Simard and Ted Christensen. Submitted photo

The Lions are equipped with a computer camera device that measures five conditions of each child’s eyes, including farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism and lazy eye.
Locally, Granby Lions Club members have seen children who needed glasses when they were in preschool, now wearing glasses and passing the screening exam. The daycare centers and schools appreciate this program and the Lions are very happy to provide the service.
—Ted Christensen eye screening coordinator