Every year, volunteers in the Hendrick Hudson Lions Club perform free eye screening at area preschools.
This screening is confidential, and done free of charge to schools and parents. Most children aren’t typically screened for visual function before age four, but as many as 5% of preschoolers have visual issues that can lead to amblyopia or other problems. Early detection leads to early treatment. If an issue is discovered which a family can’t afford to address, the Hen Hud Lions also help with service referrals and expenses.
Through Lions SEE (Screening Eyes Early), members of the Hendrick Hudson Lions Club and their families have provided free photo and digital eye screening to over one hundred local children annually for nearly 40 years. In the last 5 years, Lions SEE has referred almost 5,000 children between the ages of one and five to a professional eye specialist. Our expenses for this program vary, but can be as much as $500 annually. Funds raised will be used to pay for materials, and to make financial contributions to Lions SEE for camera loans and image review by highly-trained eye doctors at the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute.
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