The Andrew Dixon Foundation will celebrate National Parents Month this November by offering vision screenings for the youths in Kingston and St. Catherine. The Foundation will partner with 1st Veterans’ Kids Care to perform screening for common childhood vision problems. The screenings are scheduled for 4-9 November 2013 at various locations, to include but not limited to, Vision Learning Centre in Spanish Town and Fellowship Tabernacle in Kingston and Portmore. A complete schedule of events is attached.
“The screenings are painless and take just minutes,” said Andrew Dixon, president of the Andrew Dixon Foundation. “While vision screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam; it provides parents a tool to best prepare their children for success in the classroom”.
Vision screenings are the most cost-effective way to detect vision problems in children. 1st Veterans’ Kids Care Vision and Literacy Initiative, (Y.E.S) provides vision screenings for children who are in need of optometric services and provides products at an affordable price. Y.E.S. performs vision evaluations, to include an initial screening, and makes available a wide assortment of affordable products for purchase.
Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing childhood vision loss. If you would like to speak with a representative from the Foundation about the screening events, please contact Claudia Gordon at [email protected] or 876-879-2538.