October 19, 2015

KidSight Screening by Grimes Lions





In 1925, Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."  Since that time, Lions Clubs from around the world have worked diligently to offer programs with a goal of eliminating preventable blindness in our world.

 
The Grimes Lions Club, the longest tenured service organization in Grimes, has for years been involved in a program known as Iowa KidsSight.  Iowa KidSight is a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, dedicated to enhancing the early detection and treatment of vision impairments in young children (target population 6 months of age through kindergarten) in Iowa communities through screening and public education.

 
This Saturday afternoon, from 4-6 p.m., the Grimes Lions Club will be offering this program to children of parents wanting their children to be screened.  The screening event will take place in conjunction with the City of Grimes’ Halloween Fest.  While there is no cost to participate in the screening event, there may be a small admittance fee to get in the Grimes Community Complex, due to the corresponding event.

In order to participate in the screening parents should bring their children (age 6 months to four years of age) to the Grimes Community Complex this Saturday between 4-6 p.m.  Details are as follows:

Event:                   Grimes Lions Club KidSight Screening   
For:                      Children Age 6 Months – 4 Years of Age
Location:              Grimes Community Complex
                            410 SE Main Street
                            Room 107
                            Grimes, Iowa
Date:                    Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Time:                    4 – 6 PM

There is no charge for screening, but may be admittance fee to get in building during Grimes Halloween Fest.

Requirement:  Must bring completed, attached consent form, filled out by parent or legal guardian of child.


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