POTSDAM – Members of the Potsdam Lions Club will conduct vision screening for preschool-age children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Saturday of Summer Festival, July 10, at Misty Hollow, 22 Market St.
Screening is free, and will be held in the back of the store. Karen Sidletsky of Misty Hollow is providing the space for the vision screening.
Lions screeners do not attempt to diagnose any eye condition. Screening results are forwarded to eye care professionals, who, in turn, report their findings to parents.
Vision screening can detect Myopia – Nearsightedness; Hyperopia – Far-sightedness; Anisometropia – A difference in vision between the two eyes; Astigmatism – Blurring caused by unequal curvature of the cornea; Ptosis – A drooping eyelid partially blocks vision; Media opacities – Something prevents light from entering the eye; for example, a cataract.
The club raised funds to purchase its Welch Allyn Vision Screener as part of the Lions’ commitment to projects that serve the community and aid in sight preservation. Screenings are also held in area schools and Head Start programs.