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.
Your Support for KidSight Colorado on Colorado Gives Day
Helped Us Break Our $5,400 Goal!
We are so thankful to our friends of KidSight Colorado who really made our Colorado Gives Day special! Thanks to you we broke our $5,400 goal. We received donations from all across the country - from the east coast to the west coast and of course in between. Thank you to those who donated for the second year in a row and also to our new donors! You can be sure that your investment in our program will benefit children in Colorado. In addition, KidSight Colorado is the most cost effective children's vision screening program in the country with a cost to screen of less than $2.50 a child so you know we will spend your donation wisely.
Did you miss Colorado Gives Day? No Problem! Donations can be made anytime. Just click on the DONATE NOW button above to donate. 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