Jackson County Lions Club members will offer free vision screening for children during Saturday’s Kids Fest at Seymour High School.
The Seymour Noon Lions Club, which co-sponsors Kids Fest with Child Care Network, will have open screening for all ages, including infants at least 8 months old, at no charge at the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Schoolchildren and adults will be screened with the Optec 5000 machine at no charge.
Operation KidSight is sponsored by the Indiana Lions Eye Bank Inc. The screener takes a digital picture of the child’s eyes from a comfortable distance of 3.4 feet from the child and generates a report of the results of the screening.
The pass/refer criteria is established by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and monitored by Operation KidSight medical director Dr. Daniel Neely, a pediatric ophthalmologist.
This is the fourth year that the Seymour Noon Lions Club, with the help of other Lions Club members in the county, has offered the free screening to preschools and child care facilities.
Information: Frank Ruane at 812-521-0060