Project Kidsight

Lions District 11-A2         

Lions International


Project Kidsight is a free vision screening program for children from ages six months to five years that local Lions Club volunteers conduct periodically throughout the year.

Early vision screening can provide significant long term benefits for children. Vision problems are prevalent in 25% of all school children in the U.S. Some problems that can permanently affect vision are best treated at an early age. By the time children enter school the treatment may not be as effective and can be more costly.

Research has indicated that:

  • If caught early, 95% of vision issues can be corrected
  • 80% of what children learn by age 12 is visually acquired
  • 70% of juvenile delinquents have a vision issue
  • 80% of children diagnosed with a learning disability have an undiagnosed vision problem