The CHEMPI Elks Preschool Vision Screening Program was created in 1965 to screen preschool children 2½ to 5 years of age for vision deficiencies. It is the goal of the program to significantly decrease the number of children at risk for amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and other vision problems such as astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia by checking their eyes early on.
This program has been highly successful in helping kids that, if these problems are not been caught early on, can cause permanent eye damage over the years.
CHEMPI Professional Staff now sponsors:
- Ten certified preschool vision screeners throughout California
- Screenings of over 50,000 children each year
- Referral to a doctor of over 4% of children screened
Conducted by certified preschool vision screening professional staff, the vision screener:
- Assesses visual acuity and external eye health
- Evaluates the ability of the two eyes to work together
- Observes and evaluates the ability of the eye muscles to follow, fixate and maintain ocular vision
It is with thanks to this highly effective program that thousands of childrens’ vision has been saved.
So how can you help?
Donate generously through the Purple Pig.
All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
Your donations help kids Walk, Talk, See and Play.
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