Thanks for your Support on Colorado Gives Day!
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Thanks to all who donated to KidSight Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday December 4, 2012. Your donations for KidSight Colorado totaled more than $2,500 and we are so grateful for your support. More than 15 million was donated to participating Colorado nonprofits.
Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day asks you to give to your favorite charities through the website GivingFirst.org, an online giving resource featuring every nonprofit participating in Colorado Gives Day. On this website we share our goals, accomplishments and much more.
100 percent of your donation will come to the Colorado Lions Kidsight Program.
Please consider donating to KidSight through the GivingFirst Organization!
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KidSight Colorado is a project of the Lions Clubs of Colorado which provides vision screening for young children and education about 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), allowing for the purchase of MTI cameras for vision screening. The program now uses the Welch Allyn SureSight photoscreener which provides state-of-the-art technology. Portable and simple to use, the SureSight does not require verbal interaction from the child, making it especially suitable for preverbal and difficult-to-screen children.
The number of children screened has grown from 6,000 in 2004 to more than 31,000 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 2011-2012 year KidSight screened 31,167 children. 3,668 children were referred to eye care professionals for follow-up care.