The Hampton Area Lions Club comes annually to LAS and other surrounding schools with their Spot Screener to screen the children for 7 vision potential abnormalities.
A special thank you to Mr. Ed Fernald, KidSight Coordinator, who has been instrumental in the implementation of these annual well-organized screenings. This year we screened all of the students who were present in school on 11/8/21 who had not opted out of the screening. There were a few who had recommendations for vision exams. Screenings are quick and designed to help catch potential problems, and if concerns are noted an exam is recommended. Exams are about an hour-long thorough check of the eyes.
Click here for some information on the possible results using a tool called a Spot Screener. It is a real gift that the Hampton Lions Club comes each year with the Spot Screener. The Lions mission to serve the blind began shortly after their founding in 1917. They created jobs for the blind making brooms, and checked student's eyesight in school. Helen Keller spoke at the 1925 annual Lions Club Convention, and her appeal to "you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves Kinghts of the Blind in my crusade against darkness?" This crusade has carried on through all of these years to the current day where the Lions Club members visit schools across the country offering vision screening and assistance to those who need it for full vision exams. To learn more, watch this wonderful video - Kinghts of the Blind, Lions Club Video.