Early detection to help protect and preserve the gift of sight for a lifetime
The Wisconsin Lions Foundation, in partnership with Prevent Blindness Wisconsin coordinates Lion Club member training for certification and recertification for vision screenings. Local Lions Clubs sponsor and conduct vision screenings in their own communities.
The goal of the WLF Children’s Vision Screening project is to see that all Wisconsin children-from six months to teens—have had a vision screening and, if appropriate, are referred for a vision professional exam. Thousands of Wisconsin youngsters receive vision checks from Lions Clubs each year.
The need for this uniquely Lion community service is clear. Fewer than 20% of children are adequately screened for vision problems in the United States today. Eighty percent of a child’s learning is related to sight.