Did you know that 90% of what a child learns comes through the visual system? This means that the earlier an eye disorder is detected, the sooner the child can have their eye sight corrected. A child who does not see well will experience little success in school until the problem is addressed.The Center for Vision Loss takes this issue seriously and provides vision screenings for children at pre-schools, day care centers, kindergarten registrations and at all grade levels of school.
This Spring we added the state-of-the-art PediaVision Assessment Solution to our vision screening program. Using a hand-held auto refractor, our screeners can now test a child’s eyes in 5 seconds and the equipment provides a computer print-out of the test results. It will enable our screeners to reach many more children more quickly, especially those who are in the age range of 6 months to 5 years and those who have language, hearing or other physical challenges that make regular testing more difficult. To schedule a vision screening please call 610.433.6018 in Lehigh and Northampton Counties and 570.992.7787 in Monroe County.
C. Well Bunny Goes to School is an educational program for little learners designed specifically to accompany vision screenings. Developed by Center for Vision Loss staff, this 20-minute interactive presentation begins with a reading of The Eye Book by Dr. Suess. The wonderful large brown rabbit that appears in the book becomes our C. Well Bunny, a friendly rabbit hand puppet who shares his six basic eye safety and eye care tips in an entertaining, easy-to-understand format. C. Well is the perfect character to make youngsters aware of the importance of their eyes and introduce vision screenings in a non-threatening way.
Adult screenings can be conducted at continuing care facilities or at community functions such as health fairs. Call 610.433.6018 in the Lehigh Valley or 570.992.7787 to discuss a vision screening program and/or bringing C. Well Bunny to your school or group.