Good Vision is Essential to Successful Learning
Children learn from visual stimuli and if their vision is impaired their educational success can be jeopardized. That is why it is important that children be checked on a yearly basis for proper vision.
The Kaukauna Library in conjunction with the Kaukauna Lioness Club, will be offering FREE vision screenings to any children ages three and up. Screenings will take place at the Kaukauna Library on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and Friday, February 23 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 6th from 1:00-3:00p.
Children do not need to register ahead of time and screening will only take about 30 seconds per child. Before the screening, a parent must be present to sign a permission slip. If a child’s parent will not be present, they should bring along written permission signed by the parent.
The Kaukauna Lioness Club will be using a special piece of equipment called the SPOT Camera. The procedure used is much like taking a photograph of the child and the process will detect things such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, lazy eye, and other conditions that could be improved with the use of eyeglasses. It will not detect things typically found in older adults like macular degeneration and cataracts.
If a child shows out of range vision, he/she will be given a printout from the camera with the summary of their eye condition and a recommendation to set up an appointment with an eye care professional of their choice.