Greene Lions Club conducts screenings

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GREENE – The Greene Lions Club conducted free vision screenings at the Greene Central School in conjunction with kindergarten preschool testing.

The screening provides instant photographs of a child’s eyes to determine if there are disorders that can lead to amblyopia, commonly know as “lazy eye.” It is the leading cause of monocular blindness. It can develop rapidly in the first three years of life, but is treatable if detected early.

Approximately 1.2 million American children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years have a serious eye disorder.

Lions clubs are made up of men and women dedicated to meeting the needs of the community. The association is recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. Lions are also dedicated to youth programs and seniors.

To learn more about the Lions in Greene, contact Becky Laliberte at 946-3007.

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