On Tuesday, November 9, the Dayton Noon Lions Club will have a chili supper at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church Dayton from 5pm until 7pm. In conjunction with that dining event, the Lions will be offering free eye scans to children and students from the ages of six months to 18 years old.
Tickets are only $10 each for all you can eat chili and are available from any member of the Dayton Noon Lions Club. You can also find tickets among some of our Lion Merchants in Dayton such as Berkley Eye Center, Dayton Chiropractic Center, or ask for Alisha or Tara at the JLA Realty Office.
The eye scans will be done by members of the Dayton Noon Lions Club who have successfully completed the PLUSOPTIX Vision Screener Certification Training.
Vision problems are the leading handicap of childhood and 80 percent of what a child learns is visual. A Plusoptix vision screening will detect the most prevalent vision disorders in children from age six months and up. The earlier in a child’s life that a vision disorder or media opacity can be detected, the more efficiently it can be treated.
One childhood eye disorder that can be detected can be Amblyopia, better known as lazy eye. Incidents of this disorder occur between two and three-percent in the United State, alone. Early treatment under the age of seven has a better therapeutic outcome than if treated later.
Plusoptix Vision Screeners use the measuring principle of a transillumination test. Unlike other transillumination tests, Plusoptix vision screeners avoid glare of the patient by using infrared light. The pupils remain large even without dilation. Furthermore, the Plusoptix transillumination test and pupil evaluation feature helps make concussion assessments even easier.
Now your child or student, depending on the outcome of the scan will not be given a diagnosis. In other words, they will not be told if they might be nearsighted (Myopia) or farsighted (Hyperopia) or have other eye disorders. The screening will simply identify the need for an eye exam and you will be instructed to see any eye professional in the area for examination and treatment.
Also, if your child or student already wears glasses, the screening is done while they are wearing their glasses so do not leave them behind. See you there.