KidSight Colorado is a project of the Lions Clubs of Colorado which provides vision screening for young children and education to parents about the importance of good vision in children. Vision screening is provided free of charge to children ages two to six throughout the state of Colorado.
The KidSight Colorado state program officially began in 2001, thanks to a Four-Core grant received from Lions Club International (LCI). The program uses vision screeners including the Plusoptix screener and the Welch Allyn SureSight photoscreener which provides state-of-the-art technology. Portable and simple to use, these screeners do not require verbal interaction with the child, making it especially suitable for pre-verbal and difficult-to-screen children.
The number of children screened has grown from 6,000 in 2004 to more than 32,900 in our last fiscal year. Undetected vision problems, if left untreated can lead to Amblyopia (lazy eye), which is the leading cause of vision loss in children. The current goal for KidSight Colorado is to screen 35,000 kids yearly, which represents 50% of the children born each year in Colorado.
In the 2012-2013 year KidSight screened 32,968 children. 4,020 children were referred to eyecare professionals for follow-up care.
Please consider donating to KidSight through the ColoradoGives Organization!
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Support KidSight Colorado on Colorado Gives Day - December 10, 2013
Help Us Meet Our $5,400 Goal!
You can make sure that children in Colorado have great vision and are ready to learn by supporting the Colorado Lions KidSight Program. With your support we can continue free screening children ages 2 to 6 throughout the state. Our innovative use of technology assures that kids get an accurate screening for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, anisometropia and strabismus. Standard vision screening using an eye chart isn't as effective for kids this age. KidSight Colorado is the most cost effective children's vision screening program in the country with a cost of less than $2.50 a child.
This year we are looking to double the amount we received from supporters last year, so our goal is $5,400. Your generous donation provides parent information and referral packets, equipment, postage, funds for equipment repair, program supplies and more. It's easy just click on the DONATE NOW button above.
Are you busy on December 10? Donations can be scheduled ahead of time for Colorado Gives Day. Just click on the DONATE NOW button to schedule your donation. Every dollar you give goes directly to KidSight Colorado and there are no processing fees. If you prefer to donate by check please send donations for KidSight Colorado to:
8200 Quebec St. A3-704, Centennial, CO 80112