Rotary screens kids for vision problems

 

ImageUndetected vision problems are a leading cause of poor scholastic achievement among young children. With the help of Rotary volunteers, local Doctor of Optometry Cody Bengoa (pictured) held a vision screening clinic at Grass Valley Elementary school yesterday. The clinic aimed to discover problems that, if left untreated, could lead to struggles in school and in life. 

About 30 families availed themselves of the free service. According to Bengoa, "many" children were identified as having problems.

The clinic was staffed by Rotary volunteers, who teamed up to administer a series of simple vision tests. After completing all tests, each student was interviewed and further tested by Bengoa.

Rotary volunteers included Victoria Dupuis, Trina Kleintjes, Tom Klein, Mike Owens, Kay Eason, Bob Shaw, John Siegfried, Lee Ann Morrell, Bob Himmelreich, and Barbara Sealy. 

Bengoa and the Rotary Club hold vision screening clinics several times each year. The next is set for Nov. 17th, from 8:30 to noon, at the Winnemucca Grammar School.

Click for more photos from yesterday's clinic. Or, visit the Vision Screening Image Gallery.

 
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