The Lyme-Old Lyme Lions have begun eye screenings on children ages 2 through 5 years old at local preschools and community events. Screening equipment is provided by the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation, and the program is under the direction of the Lions Eye Health Program (LEHP).
The KidSight USA SPOT VS100 equipment operates like a camera, and the screening is done from a distance of about 3 feet. The instrument has a built-in keypad and display for entering the child’s information, and results are printed on a wireless printer.
The test screens for such eye abnormalities as:
- Astigmatism : irregularly shaped corneas or lenses
- Myopia : nearsightedness
- Hyperopia : farsightedness
- Strabismus : Misalignment of the eyes
- Anisometropia : unequal refractive power
- Anisocoria : pupil size anomalies
When the test is completed, a “Pass” or “Refer” letter will be given with the test results to the preschool facilities director, who will send them home to the parents. Screening will be performed only with written permission from parents.
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View a simplified description of how “Spot” works, below.