The eye screening team continually attend training sessions provided by Prevent Blindness Ohio
The team schedules and meets with the school principal and nurse to coordinate the testing activities.
Lion Bob performs a test during training under the watchful eye of Lion Katie Greiner, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O. of Northeast Eye Surgeons.
The summer of 2012 the Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club formed a team to screen preschool children. Since that date we have screened over 13,500 children.
Three screenings are done per child, the first is observation, having them look at flash cards and telling what is on the card, while the screener watches for eye movement, head tilts, red eyes, watery eyes and other movements. The second is screening for lazy eye using two tiles, one blank and the other with a smiley face on it. The child can only see the smiley face if there wearing special glasses that we put on them. The last screening is Welsh-Allen Sure Sight machine that reads both eyes from about 14 inches away from the child. Once we have this reading we will print out a hard copy to be attached to the child form.
If a child fails any one of these screening they are referred to the school nurse to be rescreened by the nurse. If a child fails that screening a letter is sent to the parents stating that the child should see an eye doctor.
The Stow-Munroe Falls Screening Team has 13 members that were trained by Prevent Blindness Ohio and certified to do eye screenings. 5 or 6 members of the team are needed at each screening.