La Plata Lions PVS Team screened 1228 children during the 2018-2019 club year

Today’s blog post is a newspaper article about the La Plata Lions PVS team.  The article was part of the last district 22-C newsletter. 

The La Plata Lions PVS team had another successful year again during the 2018-2019 club year. A grand total of 1, 228 preschool children were screened with a total number of 229 referrals to pediatric eye-care for evaluation and necessary treatment so these children can have clear vision during their education.

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“If I can screen a child; anyone can screen a child!” – an article from Lion Robert “Bob” Fitzgerald

Photoscreening_Plusoptix Vision Screener at school

Robert “Bob” Fitzgerald manages the KidSight program in his chapter in Louisiana. He had undetected ambylopia as a child and became blind in his left eye. Today, in his KidSight program, 4,000 kids are screened per year with 3 devices of their own. Nevertheless, he has never conducted a screening himself, because he thought he was not able to. But when a friend experienced that his grandchild had a problem with its vision, and was asking Bob for help, he was right there on the spot.

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