A local organization is looking for help funding a tool that will help detect vision problems in kids throughout Edison Local School District and the surrounding community.
Members of the Richmond Lions Club call themselves a sight saving foundation, and they’re about $6,000 dollars short of purchasing a piece of equipment called the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener.
They hope to use the equipment to detect vision impairments that students may have at Edison Local. President Ken Miser hopes that this in turn will help the kids academically.
“What was amazing when I found out especially with elementary grades as high as 25% of students have a problem and obviously eye problems are going to create the academics from not achieving what they should achieve,” Miser said.
It takes about two seconds for the vision screener to diagnose any problems that a person might have, and eventually Miser said he hopes to be able to help the entire community.
Donations can be sent to Richmond Lions Club, P.O. Box 326, Richmond, Ohio.