For the past four years the Coventry Lions Club held eye screening exams for the daycare and pre-schools in our communities. Our club uses a Spot PediaVision Camera, a top of the line Vision Screening Camera specifically designed for screening children. The Spot Vision Screener is a handheld, portable device designed to help users quickly and easily detect vision issues on participants from 6 months of age and up. Spot screens both eyes at once from a nonthreatening 3-foot distance. Spot is powered by sophisticated technology that quickly detects the indication of the following vision issues:
- Near-sightedness (myopia)
- Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
- Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
- Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
- Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
- Eye misalignment (strabismus)
In just seconds, Spot provides a comprehensive, reliable analysis that enables informed decision making about the need for a follow-up diagnosis.
We were pleased to screen the children in your schools. Last year our club screened over 500 children in our communities. There were several children identified with vision concerns and this information was shared with their parents. Early detection and proper eye care can help prevent and/or correct problems that may cause children difficulty in their school years.
In our screening, along with the expected findings of common eye and vision concerns, our club identified a few youngsters with the beginning signs of amblyopia or lazy eye. Eye Care professionals are of one mind when it comes to early detection of amblyopia; the earlier the beginning stages of amblyopia are identified, the sooner steps can be taken to stop its' progression. By the time a child reaches school age (6) the affliction becomes more difficult to treat and more likely to become a permanent problem. I tell you this to emphasize the importance of early vision screening and the equally important annual follow-ups
If your school would like to take advantage of this free vision screening program you can email