Fairfax Lions Conduct Vision Screening

On May 3rd, 2017, at the Fairfax City Senior Center, Fairfax Lions offered free vision screening.  The vision screening was part of the kick-off events to Older Americans Month run by Fairfax City at the Senior Center.

The Lions were very pleased 14 people participated in this screening, including Fairfax City Mayor David Meyer.  Of the 14, five persons were referred to an optometrist for vision care.  It only takes a few minutes to be screened; Fairfax Lions are pleased to offer this community service.

City Mayor David Meyer Looks into Screening Camera (darkened room is best for screeneing)

Lion Presents Results of Vision Screen

The screening camera used is “Spot Vision Screener,” a handheld, portable device designed to help users quickly and easily detect vision issues on patients from 6 months of age through adult. “Spot” screens both eyes at once from a nonthreatening 3-foot distance.

Spot Vision Screener

2 Responses to “Fairfax Lions Conduct Vision Screening”

  1. Diana Amsbaugh says:

    I left a message on the club website. Trying to contact the Fairfax Host SPOT screening person to help Vienna Host with a preschool screening in Centreville? We are doing it in January in the morning, need someone else to do it in the afternoon. Are you the closest club to Centreville? Thanks. Diana Amsbaugh, Vienna Host SPOT screening committee

  2. Gordon Tillery says:

    Diana: I am forwarding your question to our vision screening chair (who is also our King Lion) Marty Lockard.
    Our club thinks these screenings are very important, and we will help if we can. But, I do not know if we can support this one, as I think we have another screening scheduled in early January. Marty’s email address is: [email protected]
    You should tell him the date you are talking about for the Centreville screening.
    from: Gordon Tillery FHLC

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