Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Thousands of children screened statewide for vision problems

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