Helping those with visual impairments was the very FIRST initiative that Lions Clubs championed, since the beginning in 1917. Since then, the passion has grown, incorporating four other areas of service. Covington Lions Club began offering community Vision Screening in 2019.
It's Quick and Easy! Examples Of Kids With and Without Glasses:
Screening a child WITHOUT glasses- about 20 seconds when difficult to find their pupils
Screening a child WITH glasses- often takes a few seconds longer, but sometimes is very quick-about 8 seconds
OUR VISION SCREENING PROJECT
After many discussions, on October 8, 2019 we purchased our first Welch Allyn SPOT Vision Screener. We slowly got our feet wet by providing vision screening to local church Pre-schools with very good success. Then on February 27, 2020, we purchased our second Spot Screener with the intention of being able to spread our wings and provide screening to all schools public and private. We had some success and slowly started to grow an annual screening for a couple of churches. Then, all of a sudden, COVID CAME TO TOWN AND THE WORLD STOPPED.
The Welch Allyn Spot VS100s-B is known to be the best portable Vision Screener on the market and was put on the market in 2014. The screening is fast, silent, easy to do, there is no contact with the person being screened, and under ideal conditions, a screening can take as little as 10 seconds. Once the screening is complete, we can provide a PDF file to the person in charge, and you can have your screening results printed out in color. See a picture of the Spot Screener below.
We have completed Vision Screening for the following organizations in the Covington area:
- Church Pre-Schools Public High Schools in Rockdale
- Private Schools Public High Schools in Gwinnett
- Back to School Events Public Elementary Schools in Walton
- Senior Centers
In 2021, the Covington Lions Club purchased a new Electronic Brallier for a local blind
kindergartner student. Please click on the document link to see how this device has helped her to learn how to read, write and communicate.
If you know of a business, school, organization, church, pre-school, or other company that may be interested in a demonstration or presentation, please send us a message and we will be pleased to discuss this with them.