PRESS RELEASE– February 9, 2014, Old Lyme, CT.
The Lyme-Old Lyme community got its first look at a revolutionary eye screening system last week at the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Super Bowl Breakfast. During the event, more than 30 adults and children had their eyes checked with the PediaVision Spot VS100, a camera-like device that combines high-end optics and infrared imaging technology with sophisticated software to test eyes in about 10 seconds from a distance of 3 feet. During the Lions’ screening, test results for two individuals were out of range, and they were urged to take their reports to an eye doctor.
Spot screens for several common vision issues, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, blurred vision, unequal refractive power, structural abnormalities and unequal pupil size. Results display immediately on a touchscreen and then in a printed report that indicates whether all measurements are in range or a complete eye exam is recommended.
The PediaVision system is used worldwide by Lions to detect eye problems, and typically 8-10% of clients tested are referred to eye professionals. PediaVision is especially effective in checking preschool children who cannot communicate their vision difficulties and can’t sit still for long.
The Lyme-Old Lyme Lions invite interested preschools and local groups to arrange free Lions’ eye screenings using this innovative system. For more information, please see www.lymeoldlymelions.org or call Lion Beverly Pikna at (860)-434-1184.