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Free KidSight Vision Screenings at St. Louis Science Center, July 9 & 10

KidSight Vision ScreeningKidSight will offer free vision screenings at the St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Ave, St Louis, MO 63139) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 , 2016 and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016. KidSight technicians and Missouri Lions volunteers will be onsite to screen children for vision problems, helping to prepare them for success in the classroom this school year. Parents don't need to sign up or pre-register -- just show up on the day of the event and enjoy this free service. 

The screenings are painless, non-invasive, and fast. Parents will immediately receive the screening results: either a “pass” or “refer” report. Parents whose children are detected as high-risk for vision problems will be urged to take their children to an eye doctor for examination and any needed treatment.

According to the National Eye Institute, vision problems are the most common handicapping conditions in children. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing childhood vision loss. Children with undiagnosed vision problems can encounter difficulties learning in school or even suffer permanent vision loss.

Free KidSight Vision Screenings at City Museum in St. Louis, June 28

KidSight Vision ScreeningKidSight will offer free vision screenings at the City Museum (750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. KidSight technicians and volunteers will be onsite to screen children for vision problems, helping to prepare them for success in the classroom this school year. Parents don't need to sign up or pre-register -- just show up on the day of the event and enjoy this free service. 

The screenings are painless, non-invasive, and fast. Parents will immediately receive the screening results: either a “pass” or “refer” report. Parents whose children are detected as high-risk for vision problems will be urged to take their children to an eye doctor for examination and any needed treatment.

According to the National Eye Institute, vision problems are the most common handicapping conditions in children. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing childhood vision loss. Children with undiagnosed vision problems can encounter difficulties learning in school or even suffer permanent vision loss.

Free Back-to-School Vision Screenings to be Held at St. Louis Science Center, August 2 and 3

St. Louis (July 28, 2014) – KidSight will offer free vision screenings at the St. Louis Science Center on August 2 (9:30-3:00) and August 3 (11:00-3:00). Late summer is a perfect time for parents to get their children’s vision evaluated. It’s estimated that 80 percent of learning occurs through the eyes, so healthy vision is essential to success in the classroom. Eye doctors recommend that children receive an eye exam before starting grade school. Children with vision or learning problems should get exams earlier.