Lions Club members conduct vision screening


Tribune Staff Reports

The Jackson County Lions Clubs have finished completing the vision screening that is mandated by the state of Indiana at all public and private schools in the county.

The state mandates that first-, third-, fifth- and eighth-graders be screened every year. Lions Club members also screen all of the students at the smaller schools.

The Lions screened more than 3,000 students this year with no charge to any of the schools. The students either pass or are referred for further screening. Additional screening is done by school or county nurses in most cases.

Approximately 20 percent of these students were referred this year, and about one-third of these students had lost or broken glasses.

The Lions Clubs involved in the school screenings are Brownstown, Medora Community, Pershing Township and Seymour Noon.

The Seymour Noon Lions Club also is performing KidSight screening at preschool and child care centers in Jackson County. This screening is for 5 months old and up.

Any children who are homeschooled or missed any of these screenings can come to Kids Fest in April at Seymour Middle School.

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