The Highland Village (HV) Lions Club is conducting a free vision screening for adults and kids as young as 6 months at the Hot Air Balloon Festival using the Spot vision screener by PediaVision, a photorefractor that takes a picture of the inside of the eye and is able to screen for seven different eye problems.
Eye problems rarely cause pain, so children may not report an inability to see to parents or caregivers. For them, it’s normal, and so low vision can go undetected for years. This is a huge problem because so much of all learning from birth to 12 years old is visual. The earlier any problem is discovered and corrected, the better the chance for solid education base. According to an Annie Casey Foundation study in 2010, 80 percent of children with reading difficulites also have vision problems.
Admission is free. Screening hours are 5 to 7 p.m., August 15, and noon to 7 p.m., August 16.
Location: HV Lions Hot Air Balloon Festival (Aug. 15-17), 2200 Briarhill Blvd.,Highland Village. For more information, visit LionsBalloonFest.com.