Dear Parents,
May is Healthy Vision Month and we will be making vision health a priority at The Children’s Center this month. Here’s why:

• Although older adults tend to have more vision problems, preschoolers may not see as well as they can.
• Just 1 out of every 7 preschoolers receives an eye exam, and fewer than 1 out of every 4 receives some type of vision screening.
• The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends vision screening for all children aged 3 to 5 years to find conditions such as amblyopia, or lazy eye, which can be treated effectively if caught early.

As a result, we are teaming up with the Wolfeboro Lions Club, and will be offering FREE vision screening to our toddlers and preschoolers who will be at the Center Friday morning, May 11th. Our local Lions Operation Kid Sight Coordinator, John Adams, will be partnering with eye care professionals, Drs. Steve and Lori Kirwan to carry out our screening event. Please see your parent mailbox for more information.

We will also share several educational articles as ways to help protect your child’s vision, including why it’s important for them to wear sunglasses. Based on a generous donation from a board member, each child will receive a pair of sunglasses.

Finally, if you have any old glasses laying around (or know someone who does), we will be collecting those frames for the Lions in a designated collection box in the lobby. That same pair of eyeglasses that may be recycled, can change another person’s life. Thank you for participating in the Lions’ mission of “the preservation of sight!”

All the Best,
TERI ANN

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