The Colorado Lions KidSight Program began in 2001 with the receipt of a grant from the Lions Club International Foundation grant. The program uses instrument based technology to detect vision problems in young children. The program currently uses the Plusoptix Mobile 12 vision screener which detects vision problems in children quickly and the process is totally non-invasive. The equipment is designed specifically for children and is "kid friendly". This equipment allows us to detect six common vision problems in children that are risk factors for Amblyopia (lazy eye). If left untreated amblyopia can cause vision loss in children. Amblyopia occurs in about two percent of children.
The program screening more than 50,000 children a year in Colorado. The Colorado Lions KidSight Program is one of the largest vision screening programs in the country. The Colorado Department of Education has approved our program for state required school districts and many elderly childhood, daycare and private schools.
Tri-Lakes Lions screen in Lewis Palmer District 38 Schools, local church and private pre-school centers.
Project Coordinator: Jim Naylor