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 37,500 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 40,000 children kids annually to make sure all of Colorado's kids have healthy vision before they enter school.
In the 2013-2014 year KidSight screened 37,508 children. 5,082 children were referred to eyecare professionals for follow-up care.
It's Back to School Time!
It is August! Children will be headed back to school this month and KidSight Colorado begins our vision screening for the 2014-2015 school year! Check with your child's school to see if KidSight will conduct a free vision screening there. If we aren't coming to your school please feel free to contact us to schedule a screening! Also, don't miss this month's Vision Blog (click on the page above) with lots of back to school vision information.
Welcome ēlo Touch Solutions!
The Colorado Lions KidSight Program is pleased to welcome ēlo Touch Solutions as our newest KidSight Partner.
The company produces the world’s largest selection of touch sensitive equipment such as computers, screens and LCDs. The next time you order something by touching the item at a Kiosk at a store the machine you use was probably manufactured by this company. We are excited to have them as a partner and appreciate their support.
You can find more about ēlo Touch Solutions at www.elotouch.com.