Thousands of children screened statewide for vision problems
Monday, December 17, 2012
Iowa KidSight, a state-wide vision screening program for infants and children, wrapped up two of their busiest months ever. September and October saw over 13,800 children across Iowa screened for vision impairments. As a result, 1,036 children were referred to an eye doctor for further evaluation and vision correction. That’s a lot of kids who may end up with a clearer vision of the pages in a book and life in general.
The program is a joint effort between the UI Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Lions Clubs of Iowa. Screening and public education is provided to Iowa’s children between 6 and 48 months of age. Find out more at www.iowakidsight.org