Tuesday, February 21, 2012

January 2012 - Annual Eye Screening of pre-schoolers

Each year the Pleasant Grove Lions Club does eye screening of pre-school children.  Again they year we were at the Pleasant Grove Recreation Center.
We did 264 children this year.  Wal-Mart in Linden is where we have the pictures read.  Out of the 264 read there where 12 children that needed further referrals.  This program can really make a significant difference for children requiring further examination. 
Sometimes the scanning process is really challenging as a mass production with other children waiting or bouncing off the wall.  The teachers really had a dual duty trying to help the children sit still while waiting and then bringing them up to have their eyes tested.   The project ran smoothly considering the nature of the project. 
Darlene and Jo from the Lions Club and the teachers did a super job and performed a great service.  The project this year spanned a portion of three days.  A big roar for Darlene and Jo.