Each year, the Lancaster County Lions Club performs individual vision screening for a range of children and adults.
“Most of our efforts are directed to the three Lancaster public schools in order to assist the schools in meeting state requirements for vision testing,” said publicist Lion Jim Ward.
“We test with a very sophisticated piece of equipment, called SPOT, that will scan both eyes without any physical contact, often in three seconds or less,” said Ward.
The equipment produces a report that shows whether the child is within normal ranges for:
• Anisometropia, unequal focus.
• Astigmatism, curved focus.
• Hyperopia, farsightedness.
• Myopia, nearsightedness.
• Corneal reflexes, alignment of the two eyes.
• Anisocoria, unequal pupil size.
• Strabismus, crossed or wall-eyes.
• Amblyopia, lazy eye.
Although the Lions who perform childhood vision screenings are thoroughly trained, they are not…