Experts believe that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more children have developed Myopia (Nearsightedness) due to more screen time and less playground time. To ensure more Missouri children with vision issues get the vision care they need, VeteransLoans.com is supporting KidSight’s Vision Screening Program.
At KidSight, our goal is simple: to provide free vision screenings and comprehensive follow-up care for children under 6-years-old and despite being unable to get into many schools this last year, KidSight was able to screen over 32,000 children. KidSight uses a non-invasive, handheld photo screening device to scan a child’s eyes which produces an immediate result. Children who are referred are supported by KidSight’s Enhanced Follow-up Program which helps families navigate care and find financial assistance.
“Good vision is key to the success of today’s youth and VeteransLoans.com is proud to partner with KidSight to promote access to proper eye care,” says Angela Cleeton, Director of Operations of VeteransLoans.com. “Proactively performing eye screenings is a cause that is near and dear to me as I experienced first-hand the impact of undiagnosed deteriorating eyesight at a young age. The proactive work KidSight does is vital, and we are excited to help them change the lives of more kids!”
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When asked how vision care has affected team members and their families, manyVeteransLoans.com staff shared that they or their children needed glasses to see clearly. “KidSight comes to my child’s daycare every year,” said one VeteransLoans.com employee. “I am thankful that KidSight offers this to help out children.”
KidSight is grateful to have VeteransLoans.com as a Matching Sponsor for #GivingTuesday on November 30th. Their support will double the impact of donations made to KidSight during the event.
Donate today at www.kid-sight.org/givingtuesday