State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), the Bronx Lion’s Club, Sacred Heart School, and the Westchester Square Merchants have collaborated to bring free vision screening to four-year-old children in the Westchester Square community on Friday, June 3. Registration is mandatory for a screening.
“I am extremely pleased to partner with the Bronx Lions Clubs to offer these essential vision screenings,” Senator Klein said. “Identifying potential vision problems in children now will allow for early treatment to help prevent the development of serious health issues later.” The screenings will be performed by trained volunteers from the Lion's Club. Screenings for Sacred Heart students will be held earlier in the day.
The vision screenings are used to alert parents to any vision issues discovered in their children that may lead to serious eye conditions such as Ambyopia. The information obtained in the vision screenings will sent to the Ross Eye Institute in Buffalo, NY for analysis. The results will then be sent to the child's parents or guardians.
In an effort to utilize the early detection screenings in the neighborhoods that he represents, Senator Klein reached out to the Westchester Square Merchants and Sacred Heart School in order to introduce the Lions Club vision screenings to four-year-old children in the Westchester Square community.
To make an appointment, contact Senator Klein’s office at 718-822-2049.
Screenings, which will be open to all 4-year-olds in the Bronx, will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School, 1651 Zerega Ave.