Lions conduct vision screening of area school children

The Williamsburg Host Lions Club and the James City Lions Club joined together to screen the children in the Greater Williamsburg community. A "Welch Allyn SPOT Vision Screener" was used. In less than 30 seconds, and from a safe distance of 3 feet, the SPOT gives an assessment of a child's vision and can identify the following vision problems: nearsightedness, farsightedness, blurred vision, unequal refractive power, and eye misalignment. . As part of this overall effort, vision screening was conducted recently at Rawls Byrd Elementary School during which seventy-nine students were screened and eleven were referred for further evaluation. Shown below preparing for the screening are (l-r): Lions Pat Kerr and Steve Tallon-Project Leader- (both from the Williamsburg Host Lions Club), Mary Alice Lloyd (school nurse), Lions Phil Pryor (James City Lions Club President) and Dudley Orr (Williamsburg Host Lions Club).

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